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You couldn't make it up!

First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


Yes, it is a snake in his pocket
A theif stole a two-foot long python from a US pet store by stuffing it down his trousers.
The man, wearing a black top and baseball cap, can be seen on CCTV looking at stock in the A to Z pet store in Portland, Oregon, before making his way over to the snake tanks.
After opening the glass panelled tank, the snake thief can be seen handling the $400 reptile before pulling the waist band of his trousers forward and pushing the python in.
He then readjusts his clothing before returning to the pet store to browse the aisles once more.
The owner of the shop said that when she arrived at the store, she noticed the snake was missing and the locks on the cage were unlatched.
She said it was ‘pretty gutsy’ for the man to put the python into his trousers, adding it could have been a bad move as it was close to feeding day.
“It is not normal,” she said. “That is not a place you want to put a snake.”
Sergeant Greg Stewart, from Portland Police Bureau, said no arrests had been made and this was the first time he had investigated such a bizarre theft.
“If you look at the theft of stuff from pet stores, a lot of times it’s someone wandering in drunk and doing something stupid. This one’s a little bit different, although putting a snake down your pants is not super bright. There’s a lot of different ways that could go wrong.”

Refuse kitten plucked to safety for recycling
A tiny kitten is alive thanks to a worker at a California recycling plant, who spotted her on a conveyor belt and saved her just in time.
“It was just surrounded by a bunch of debris and material, it was hard to see it,” said Tony Miranda. “It’s a lucky cat.”
The kitten had already survived a ride in a refuse truck before being pushed onto one of two conveyor belts by a tractor.
Shift supervisor Heather Garcia heard about the rescued kitten when there was an announcement over the loudspeaker and went to see it. She quickly fell in love and decided to give the kitten a home, reports the Los Angeles Time.
 “It’s just so cute, I mean, why wouldn’t you take it home?” she said. She’s named the kitten Murphy, in reference to the acronym for the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) where she was found.

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An aquatics, reptile and pet centre in Bedfordshire is up for sale after the business was placed into administration.
Pet and working dog food business Sneyd’s Wonderfeeds has completed a new promotional video showing its manufacturing processes, profiling its Scunthorpe factory and featuring a testimonial from David Latham, captain of the England Retriever Team and three times winner of the IGL Retriever Championship.
Bob Martin is adding to its toy selection and launching a larger range of toy products for dog, to retail at Tesco and Morrisons stores nationwide and available online.
CASCO Pet has welcomed Paul Jones as head of operations, Alan McArdle as head of finance and Matt Ives as marketing manager to its management team.
Pettex has introduced a larger 20 litre pack of EkoPet superlight, non-clumping, hygienic cat litter to complement its 10L version.
Premier Veterinary Group has appointed Will Evans as chief financial officer and executive director from September 19.
The British Equestrian Trade Association's Business Awards – accolades rewarding companies and individuals judged to have made outstanding contributions to the equestrian industry – have secured support from recruitment specialist Equine Careers.
Burgess Pet Care says it is using its 200 years of pet nutrition expertise to develop ‘the next level’ of grain-free cat food.
A fun day organised by a dog services company has raised £246 for the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Holistic vet Dr Nick Thompson is to join Benyfit Natural’s advisory team as an independent nutrition advisor.
The Pets’n’Vets Family, a network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas, has held a special interactive educational event for a local cub scout group at The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in the city’s Southside.
Ryedale Dog Rescue, which rescues and rehomes stray dogs, has received a donation of dog toys, beds and treats from a pet shop.
Billy + Margot has launched a new freezer deal for its iced dog treats.
NatWest has introduced a £1bn lending fund this week to support the growth plans of small businesses across England and Wales.
Puppies worth £25,000 have been seized by the Scottish SPCA as part of an on-going fight against the illegal dog trade industry.
More and more Americans want their pets to have the same high-quality food they eat, as reflected in the $26bn spent on pet food in 2013, according to Packaged Facts.
Four-legged friends soaked up the rays at a scrumptious beachy barbeque, staged by natural pet food company Lily’s Kitchen.
A dry pet food manufacturer has saved more than £50,000 and more than halved its CO2 emissions since converting its boiler fuel from oil to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
AmPet Products has reached an agreement with the makers of PoopPot to distribute the ‘space-saving and hygienic’ poo bag container in the UK.
Mars Petcare has launched two soups for cats – Sheba Classic Soups, a complementary luxury treat, and Whiskas Creamy Soups, a complete meal.
A planning application has been submitted to convert a Northampstonshire pet shop into flats.
Congratulations to Loving Pets founder and MD Jonathon Moyce and his wife, Kirsty, on the birth of baby Jack William, who arrived six weeks early weighing a healthy 5lbs4oz.
The Queen has spent more than £675,000 on her corgis during her lifetime, according to research by
Mikki has introduced a new range of basket muzzles, called Mighty Muzzles.
Pet insurance brand Petplan has formed an official partnership with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures for their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, The Secret Life of Pets.
Monkfield Nutrition has launched a new range of coloured terrainiums.
Pet Trade Solutions, the pet industry’s dedicated recruitment specialist, is warning that employers need to move fast in their recruitment process or face losing excellent candidates.
The Asia Pacific region offers ‘vast potential’ for the pet trade – driven by a shift in attitudes towards pet ownership, according to latest research.
Leading French equestrian wholesaler and manufacturer Ekkia is to return to BETA International to sponsor the Fashion Show for a fourth consecutive year.
UK researchers have found that dogs can detect isoprene, a chemical in exhaled breath that increases during a hypoglycemic event, among diabetes patients.
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Aquarian is recalling Aquarian Tropical Flake Food and Aquarian Goldfish Flake Food products on a precautionary basis due to the possible presence of salmonella.
A rockfish at a Canadian aquarium has been given a fake eye to stop tankmates bullying it.
Jump Jet has launched jumping water jets that feature a pre-set display of crossing and jumping jets for garden ponds, but at a ‘fraction of the cost’.
Eco Pond managing director Francis Saunders plans to cycle 700 miles from the Channel coast of France to Narbonne Plage on the Mediterranean in just seven days.
The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity, which aims to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems around the world, with an emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species.
An abandoned goldfish found under a railway bridge six months ago has been re-homed.
The national media has had a field day warning of an invasion of ‘blood-sucking parasitic fish’ returning to British rivers.
A new start-up has come up with an alternative solution for taking fish home following a sale – a cardboard carrier incorporating a locking groove and handle.
The release of the new Disney Pixar movie Finding Dory could lead to a decline in certain fish populations, say researchers at two prominent Australian Universities.
An aquatics shop has celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a special celebration weekend.
A housing association has demanded that a tenant demolish his fish pond due to safety fears.
Thieves made off with koi, fish food, pond equipment and plants after two break-ins at Grimsby Garden Centre last month.
Eheim has quashed rumours that the business is for sale, saying the company has undergone a restructure across all its departments, including sales, purchasing and logistics.
Keith Davenport, OATA’s out-going chief executive, has been awarded the 2016 OFI Award for his immense work for the aquatics industry in the UK and internationally, and his unlimited willingness to share information and cooperate with colleagues across the globe.
OASE has launched an external aquarium filter, the BioMaster, as part of its expansion into indoor aquatics.
Nearly two-thirds (58%) of children aged between three and 14 years old are worried about going to school, but aquatics manufacturer TETRA has found that children in pet-owning households are ‘meeting and exceeding teachers’ expectations more than non-pet households’.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has appointed Dominic Whitmee to the organisation as its new chief executive.
A new report looking at the positive benefits of wild-caught fish has been launched by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association.
Tropical Marine Centre has joined the Indonesian Nature Foundation (LINI) as a corporate sponsor. 

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