San Bej
San Bej

God with you go a head .

Joanne Smets
Joanne Smets

I'd be willing to sign this if there was more detail and someone helped you on your spelling/grammar. I'm not trying to be mean but you have to remember these petitions should be as professional as possible, not only to achieve whatever goal it is you may have - but to get more signatures as people will blow off something that seems incomplete and is hard to make out. It will come off to them as you are just grieving the loss of your family dog and want someone to pay in your anger. Please,...

I'd be willing to sign this if there was more detail and someone helped you on your spelling/grammar. I'm not trying to be mean but you have to remember these petitions should be as professional as possible, not only to achieve whatever goal it is you may have - but to get more signatures as people will blow off something that seems incomplete and is hard to make out. It will come off to them as you are just grieving the loss of your family dog and want someone to pay in your anger. Please, spell out the experience. What did they say to you when they turned you away. Was it above their expertise? I know I had a darling baby boy with a liver shunt problem and only took him to Banfield maybe once because it seemed over their head and when the time came that he needed care near the end of his life that required blood transfusions etc, I knew Banfield wasn't going even going to be a consideration. He was taken to a high tech 24hour emergency vet ($$ I didn't have either). Details please :)

Gary Simpson
Gary Simpson
  • Joanne Smets

yes... remember grammer before animal welfare........... I am dyslexic, run a few businesses, very succesful and doing a degree in law and business studies...... so yes remeber GET YOUR GRAMMER AND SPEELING CORRRECT.or we wont sign.... so there.............. Signed by me and family for spike, shame on the clinic, thankfully other clinics seem to be the job properly....

Elvira Petrone Buddensick
Elvira Petrone Buddensick
  • Joanne Smets

Joanne smelts your heartless

Joanne Smets
Joanne Smets
  • Joanne Smets

Lol smelts. I'm sorry, I guess I'm the only one that doesn't understand the complete picture here? Banfield is a small time vet. She infers her dog had something happen that needed high level surgery. I need more details before I sign. I can't bring my parrot to a non-specialist vet and expect knowlegde they don't have. Then when they tell me to go somewhere else, get upset at them if he dies. I am asking for details as to what happened to the dog and what they said. Just because she as...

Lol smelts. I'm sorry, I guess I'm the only one that doesn't understand the complete picture here? Banfield is a small time vet. She infers her dog had something happen that needed high level surgery. I need more details before I sign. I can't bring my parrot to a non-specialist vet and expect knowlegde they don't have. Then when they tell me to go somewhere else, get upset at them if he dies. I am asking for details as to what happened to the dog and what they said. Just because she as insurance with this vet doesn't make them high calibur surgeons. Could be just for shots, small- time broken bones, teeth cleaning, etc. Petitions have to use honest facts and not be all emotion. I am an animal lover and am sorry to hear about her loss, truly, but I won't blindly sign something and fling mud at Banfield just because it's very sad. I have no problems doing so if it is deemed necessary but more info is needed.

Maria Arguello
Maria Arguello
  • Joanne Smets

It was a common eye removal that his vet the cheif of staff could HV done if they had called her in as I asked

Maria Arguello
Maria Arguello
  • Joanne Smets

It was routine eye removal they do it on a regular basis at the 630 Wadsworth location we went to

Linda Everette
Linda Everette
  • Joanne Smets

"Just because she as insurance" Looks as if you need to take care of your own proof reading before talking about someone else's.

Jo Schwartz
Jo Schwartz
  • Joanne Smets

Joanne, I had the same reaction. Couldn't really understand what happened.

Maria Arguello
Maria Arguello
  • Jo Schwartz

I don't know why people can't understand that bandfield refuse to do a routine eye removal or call in spikes vet when asked or refer us to there 24 hour full care hospital as they stated they would when they got us to sign up for a wellness plan

Maria Papademetri
Maria Papademetri
  • Joanne Smets

Joanne Smets you need to get your priorities right here. Banfield Hospitals were part of Pet-smart and the worst money grabbing outfit out there. Money is all they care about. I reported them to the veterinarian board, the business manager in Phoenix AZ down right lied! We do not need a signature from someone that lives under a rock. Wake up and smell the coffee!! Banfield is not small time in fact I hope they go out of business , they are a racket!

Gayle Highlandmeadowsmastiffs
Gayle Highlandmeadowsmastiffs
  • Joanne Smets

With all due respect, poor grammer & spelling bothers me too, but this heartbroken grieving woman did not ask you to evaluate her literacy, or for a lecture on her petition not being professional enough to suit you. The purpose of communication is to be able to communicate & the majority of us were able to understand what she was saying. Also, again with all due respect, all Vets are taught how to remove an eye. It's not a particularly challenging or difficult procedure. If they can open...

With all due respect, poor grammer & spelling bothers me too, but this heartbroken grieving woman did not ask you to evaluate her literacy, or for a lecture on her petition not being professional enough to suit you. The purpose of communication is to be able to communicate & the majority of us were able to understand what she was saying. Also, again with all due respect, all Vets are taught how to remove an eye. It's not a particularly challenging or difficult procedure. If they can open the abdomen & spay an animal, they can remove an eye that's hanging out & sew the lid shut. It's not that they couldn't do the procedure. They wouldn't do the procedure. At the very minimum they should have seen the dog immediately & given first aid.

Nadine McFarland
Nadine McFarland
  • Joanne Smets

I really had no problem understanding what was stated. She had a wellness plan, took the dog in for a serious injury, and the vets that take an oath to help pets did not do anything for her dog, sending her elsewhere. Guess they were way, way over their heads, which means maybe they need to re-evalutate their services, and their titles. Sounds to me like they only knew how to give vaccines, and I would have to question how good they are at that, since they did not even do anything to try to...

I really had no problem understanding what was stated. She had a wellness plan, took the dog in for a serious injury, and the vets that take an oath to help pets did not do anything for her dog, sending her elsewhere. Guess they were way, way over their heads, which means maybe they need to re-evalutate their services, and their titles. Sounds to me like they only knew how to give vaccines, and I would have to question how good they are at that, since they did not even do anything to try to protect the dogs eye, stop the bleeding. Through the many, many years of having animals, I have heard a ton of horror stories about Banfield and the grooming services at Petsmarts. Definitely not a place I would even consider to take one of my furkids.

Joanne Smets
Joanne Smets
  • Joanne Smets

Mob mentality for the win! Excuse me, they may be a 'big' chain but they are small time in what they can do medically. They are limited. One takes their pet there for benign things like kennel cough, not internal bleeding. Actually if you are living under a rock, you would take your pet there in a crisis situation amd think they are a high enough calibur vet group that can handle anything. Are you petioning with Maria Arguello? Who is "we?" You were not there. Keep your ad-hominems to...

Mob mentality for the win! Excuse me, they may be a 'big' chain but they are small time in what they can do medically. They are limited. One takes their pet there for benign things like kennel cough, not internal bleeding. Actually if you are living under a rock, you would take your pet there in a crisis situation amd think they are a high enough calibur vet group that can handle anything. Are you petioning with Maria Arguello? Who is "we?" You were not there. Keep your ad-hominems to yourself, it benefits no one and reflects poorly. I was encouraging of Maria to do this in a way that will achieve bigger and better results. This is a specific situation with a specific petition. Do you really think it reads "Sign this if you hate Banfield?" My priorities are good, thank you.

Kenneth Russell
Kenneth Russell
  • Joanne Smets

my little poodle relies on banfield to take care of her. I am now concerned that they would not take care of her if needed. I have had another pet insurance policy for years and have never needed them, so i am now also worried that they won't be there if she needs them! I am going to do some more research on their reliability if an emergency should arise.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
  • Joanne Smets

Joanne is right about proper presentation. She did not invent this protocol. Whether we like it or not, people perceive the strength of the presentation by its acclimation. If you're looking for others (with the power) to take you seriously, you must present accordingly. It only takes a few extra minutes to run words through an editor. Fair or unfair, emotional utterances won't get the right registration with those assessing the complaint. Instead, they'll factor the source.

If we all just...

Joanne is right about proper presentation. She did not invent this protocol. Whether we like it or not, people perceive the strength of the presentation by its acclimation. If you're looking for others (with the power) to take you seriously, you must present accordingly. It only takes a few extra minutes to run words through an editor. Fair or unfair, emotional utterances won't get the right registration with those assessing the complaint. Instead, they'll factor the source.

If we all just blindly sign petitions that most (in the power to make a difference) regard as impulsive, emotionally programmed causes, then the impact will inescapably slowly dilute. That won't help us with these purposes.

Now, on the procedures themselves, Banfield, especially with their Plan, should take the pet in and reduce its pain (fluids, etc.) while arranging an emergency vet on file with them to take on any procedure they're not equipped to handle. Banfiled claiming incapability, if that was their claim, does not get the pardon. They are supposed to be acting in accordance of the welfare for these animals at all times.

Kenneth Russell
Kenneth Russell
  • Joanne Smets

Kenneth Russell

Nancy Garabrandt
Nancy Garabrandt
  • Joanne Smets

Too sad that we don't have a dislike for this comment by Joanne Smets! So what if the spelling and grammar are not correct, are you the grammar police. Spike died as a result of an incompetent Banfield Hospital decision. When Spike was hurt he was taken to his vet, which was Banfield. I do not go to Banfield and after all the horror stories I have read about they are pathetic money grubbers. They are not for crisis but again that was Spike's vet, so that is where he was taken. So you won't...

Too sad that we don't have a dislike for this comment by Joanne Smets! So what if the spelling and grammar are not correct, are you the grammar police. Spike died as a result of an incompetent Banfield Hospital decision. When Spike was hurt he was taken to his vet, which was Banfield. I do not go to Banfield and after all the horror stories I have read about they are pathetic money grubbers. They are not for crisis but again that was Spike's vet, so that is where he was taken. So you won't sign a petition because of grammar, you are a pathetic cold judgemental hateful person. You state that Spike's death was his owner's fault, you are indeed a moron. They lost a fur baby and you sit behind your computer screen judging someone's actions! And by all means, if it makes you feel any better about yourself you can pick apart my comment to see if it is grammatically correct. I have dealt with POS like you before and your hateful response will be ignored, not even answered. I have a suggestion though, go someplace where they will actually welcome your haughtiness. I also must point out as a fact, YOU WERE NOT THERE EITHER!! Don't judge lest thee be judged or maybe you are living under a rock and don't know any better. Proud member of the MOB MENTALITY :)

Nancy Garabrandt
Nancy Garabrandt
  • Joanne Smets

SIGNED AND SHARED!!! Member of the Mob Mentality :)

Joanne Smets
Joanne Smets
  • Joanne Smets

My last comment was directed at Maria Papademetri, I'm sorry if anyone else at the tail end here thought I was speaking to them. This chain doesn't seem to show who one is addressing. Everyone else spoke with manners and like an adult so I wanted to make that clear. Gayle Highlandmeadowsmastiffs, the grammar and spelling doesn't bother me persay, but I was just recommending for the success of her petition that she got a bit of help editing it so that everyone could understand right off what...

My last comment was directed at Maria Papademetri, I'm sorry if anyone else at the tail end here thought I was speaking to them. This chain doesn't seem to show who one is addressing. Everyone else spoke with manners and like an adult so I wanted to make that clear. Gayle Highlandmeadowsmastiffs, the grammar and spelling doesn't bother me persay, but I was just recommending for the success of her petition that she got a bit of help editing it so that everyone could understand right off what had happened. It's not about suiting or pleasing me. I was just trying to be helpful. People seemed to piece things together better in this comment section than what I read in the petition mostly because they had experiences with how how Banfield works. I wasn't asking her to write a thesis here, just a bit more description and when it gets to the BBB cleaned up, it will have more of a chance to be taken very seriously. That is the hope of these petitions right? Clearly a gentle suggestion here got a lot of people upset as if I was some sort of youtube grammar nazi. My comment was far from being that shallow. Was just trying to help; no ill will meant. Good luck with your petition Maria and I hope your pain eases. I know it's a very upsetting time, we all love our dogs profusely.

Beni Tsurumi
Beni Tsurumi
  • Joanne Smets

Joanne, your comments are full of grammer mistakes. I guess that makes your opinion voiceless. No loss there

Maria Arguello
Maria Arguello
  • Joanne Smets

I had added a more detailed version so that people will understand Spike full story sorry for my gram/spelling mistakes

Nancy Garabrandt
Nancy Garabrandt
  • Joanne Smets

Maria there will always be someone like the POS Smets that will ridicule or condemn someone else. People like her are not happy unless they can make other people miserable like they are. Do not apologize for spelling, you lost a member of your family, if Smets is that cold and ruthless, she does not deserve any response or an apology from you. I am so sorry about your baby.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
  • Joanne Smets

Let's not overact fellow animal lovers. That's unnecessary. She was only trying to enhance the level of presentation and the purposes for it - not make anyone unhappy. She has some typos of her own - but that wasn't the point.

On the policy, I am for the claimant - Banfield's action was reprehensible.

Maria, thank you for the more detailed version - this truly helps. (If there are any official letters you want to levy, I will gladly volunteer to edit your letters and help present them...

Let's not overact fellow animal lovers. That's unnecessary. She was only trying to enhance the level of presentation and the purposes for it - not make anyone unhappy. She has some typos of her own - but that wasn't the point.

On the policy, I am for the claimant - Banfield's action was reprehensible.

Maria, thank you for the more detailed version - this truly helps. (If there are any official letters you want to levy, I will gladly volunteer to edit your letters and help present them for you.)

Real regret on poor Spike. I would have been fit to be tied if this happened to me. They need to be held fully accountable.

Joanne Smets
Joanne Smets
  • Joanne Smets

Wow, just wow Nancy. I won't stoop to that level you're on; sorry if you expected a reaction. The way you read situations though is quite scary. MARIA: thank you for the extra details - I think that will help a lot of people understand that day a bit better. I think Christopher Jones is right on many accounts here. I did sign this petition but I think it would be a great benefit to you to take him up on his offer with help editing any official matters you want to pursue here. Someone else...

Wow, just wow Nancy. I won't stoop to that level you're on; sorry if you expected a reaction. The way you read situations though is quite scary. MARIA: thank you for the extra details - I think that will help a lot of people understand that day a bit better. I think Christopher Jones is right on many accounts here. I did sign this petition but I think it would be a great benefit to you to take him up on his offer with help editing any official matters you want to pursue here. Someone else brought up a very important point too, PLEASE take this to small claims court. With the details you provided, they didn't even try to stabilize him or anything when you brought him there. They should have at least done that until you could have found a vet that would work with you financially or sadly have put him down there. The info about the seizure medicine is even more upsetting. I've had a dog who seized on me too and it was the most disturbing thing to witness. In fact it scared me so much that when I found out my next baby had a liver shunt I vowed I would do everything for him I could but he would never experience a seizure (he was prone to get them at some point with his illness)- there was no way I'd let that happen. I put him down right before they were about to set in and it's still gutwrenching to think about. A petition to BBB isn't enough. They need to be sued. If enough lawsuits happen BBB will be involved, petition or no. Small claims would be hitting two for one. This is a good wake-up call though to have a plan when emergencies happen with your babies everyone. It's a very expensive business and like it or not, most places won't do much without knowing how you'll be paying. It's just one of those things that comes with owning a fur baby. I'm still paying on my baby's final weeks 2 1/2 years later (but no regrets whatsoever). Good luck to you Maria, sue those suns'a'bitches!

Maria Arguello
Maria Arguello
  • Joanne Smets

if your read one of her prior comment she is implying English isn't my first language not nice I gladly will accept any editing tips but there is no need talk to someone like they are dumb because they have errors in their writing. the first draft I wrote was written days after his death while I was in tears I did take her advice and fixed it and she is still sending me messages implying it is poorly written that I should be happy they sent us away that they are right to charge me to cancel...

if your read one of her prior comment she is implying English isn't my first language not nice I gladly will accept any editing tips but there is no need talk to someone like they are dumb because they have errors in their writing. the first draft I wrote was written days after his death while I was in tears I did take her advice and fixed it and she is still sending me messages implying it is poorly written that I should be happy they sent us away that they are right to charge me to cancel the three plans I had the day he died. and I have a close friend who is a paralegal who has stepped in to help thanks

Linda Swanson
Linda Swanson

Lets all get this out there and raise money so Maria can sue Banfield. Lawsuits are the only thing these people will understand

Barbara Sheppard
Barbara Sheppard

I was going to apply as a veterinary technician at our local Banfield and decided to check reviews before turning in the application. I'm glad I did. There is no way I could work in a place like that. Every review was someone saying they tried to sell them the Wellness Package and all sorts of other services that had nothing to do with the reason they took their pet there. Their bills always came to several hundred dollars when they took their pet in for something simple because Banfield...

I was going to apply as a veterinary technician at our local Banfield and decided to check reviews before turning in the application. I'm glad I did. There is no way I could work in a place like that. Every review was someone saying they tried to sell them the Wellness Package and all sorts of other services that had nothing to do with the reason they took their pet there. Their bills always came to several hundred dollars when they took their pet in for something simple because Banfield kept adding other unnecessary things. Also, a lot of pets died from this same type of thing--refusing service. Banfield is in business only to make money, not for the health of the pets. I want everyone to know--DO NOT take your pets to Banfield!

Jewell Satterfield
Jewell Satterfield

I know how the loss of a pet can be. It is beyond horrifying that anyone could let a precious little one be in pain. The only consolation is that they have to meet their maker sometime and he won't entertain callousness. Love and prayers to you.

Terry Mauro
Terry Mauro

It just makes me cry my eyes out to see this beautiful little dog, and know the story behind this unnecessary death of a beloved pet. Report this to the American Humane Society, and the ASPCA, out of New York City. I support both those organizations with monthly contributions taken out of my checking account. They will chase this down and take action for you. Much luck and a whole lot of love to you.

San Bej
San Bej

I'm very sorry about your loss there are many evils people in this earth.

Cathy Bergh
Cathy Bergh

Shared again and will also, like others here continue to do so

Robert Evanko
Robert Evanko

My dog was hit by a s,chool bus and passed away...funny no cameras we're on ....but let tje drivet get hit....they on then...go figure

Edhelena Bravo
Edhelena Bravo

Good for u do not give up!!

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