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Hilary Swank to be Honored for Animal Advocacy Hilary Swank to be Honored for Animal Advocacy

Animal-lover Hilary Swank will be honored May 3 for her work in animal rescue and her commitment to animal advocacy at the the Sixth Annual Petco Foundation’s Hope Gala in San Diego. The Academy Award-winnng actress will receive the Petco …

Infected Rat Bite Death: Is Rat Bite Fever Common? Infected Rat Bite Death: Is Rat Bite Fever Common?

An infected rat is being blamed for taking the life of 10-year-old Aidan Pankey, and now his grieving parents are suing Petco. The rat was reportedly infected with streptobacillus moniliformis which causes what is commonly known as rat bite fever, …

Infected Rat Bite Kills Boy, Family Sues Petco Infected Rat Bite Kills Boy, Family Sues Petco

Ten-year-old Aiden Pankey died June 12, 2013 from rat-bite fever two weeks after buying a rat from Petco and now the family is blaming the pet store for his death and is filing suit for strict liability and negligence. Attorney …

Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex …