The PetSmart in Waterbury, CT is a regular stop for many pet lovers in the area. Pet supplies, grooming, training classes, adoption events and even a Banfield Pet Hospital are all conveniently under one roof. What more could a pet person ask for?
How about personal safety?
Some of the events that have taken place in recent years in and around this PetSmart are alarming. Friends and acquaintances ~ most of them PetSmart or Banfield employees ~ have had personal property stolen from bags or purses, witnessed drug use and found someone who overdosed in the rest rooms, and had vehicles vandalized and stolen from. Until now the very worst had been the young lady who was mugged and beaten in the parking lot.
This weekend ~ late Sunday afternoon to be exact ~ another friend who works there was carjacked with her three year old nephew in the car. She suffered injuries trying to stop the thief. The child was found in his car seat ~ thankfully unharmed ~ around the corner. The car was not so fortunate.
Bad things can happen anywhere. When bad things keep happening in the same place it is cause for concern. If you go to PetSmart, please exercise every precaution to keep yourself, your loved ones, your pets and your personal property as safe as can be.