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?

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

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

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…