A Montgomery, Alabama woman is saying that she recently bought recalled cat food from her local Wal-Mart.
Sheri McComber’s cats are weak and lethargic. And she says her four cats have gotten sick after eating Special Kitty cat food, one of the cat foods that was previously recalled during the massive pet food recalls earlier this year.
She bought the pouch cat food at the Ann Street Wal-Mart. When she tried to purchase it, McComber said there was a warning sign. One of the pouches wouldn’t scan and it said “item not to be sold.” Instead of putting the item to the side, she said the cashier just picked up another pouch and scanned it twice.
When all of her four cats became sick, she checked the labels on the cat food. She pulled back the sticker on the back and read the UPC code. The numbers on her cat food matched the ones on the recall list.
The cats’ veterinarian has done blood work on the four cats, and McComber is waiting for the results. For now, they don’t know for sure if the Special Kitty cat food made the cats sick.
When a news team checked to see if the Ann Street Wal-Mart had any of the recalled food on the shelves, they didn’t find any Special Kitty Pouches in the store.
Wal-Mart released this statement: “Pet food safety is a top priority at Wal-Mart, as we understand the important role that pets play in the lives of our customers. Since hearing from WSFA-TV , we began an investigation into the customer’s concern.”
McComber hopes her story will prevent other pets from becoming ill and she encourages pet owners to check their pet’s food. She wonders if there are other people that are taking their pets to the vet and are uncertain of what is wrong with them.
Wal-Mart’s electronic sales block system that they have been touting can be easily bypassed. We’ve had reports of readers claiming to find Bestros Chicken Jerky Strips still on Wal-Mart store shelves, especially on the West Coast.
Source: WSFA TV