Re:Jess and Molson

This correspondence was sent by Dani, my colleague in this anti-Hartz crusade.

If you haven’t already, please visit Dani’s Against Hartz website.

Hi Jess,

I don’t think your aware of the fact that Hartz is paying the Vets at the ASPCA’s Poson control center to deal with all Hartz related called. That is a major conflict of interests. FOAH has members who were also given the same line about send us your dead cat for an autopsy. The results maybe liver failure, neurological problems, even an enlarged heart, but they will find that Hartz flea products had nothing to do with the death. It’s happened at least 5 times that I personal know of. Also they will not return the remains of your cat to you. I’m sure they forgot to mention that.
Hartz given millions of dollars to Vet schools too. and take three guesses where the autopsy on your cat will be done. Right a Vet at one of Hartz well bought and paid for vet schools. The deck has been very well stacked in Hartz favor by Hartz. His professional opinion will have changed by the time the autopsy results are back. Sorry for being so aburpt with you, but people have to wake up and see the light Hartz is causing serious injury and death to thousand of animals a year and they have absolutely no intention of stopping.
We need Hartz victims to join the quilt projects and follow the advice for who you need to report this to. All that info can be found at www.geocities.com/againsthartz/
Down with Hartz in 2005
To contact me email [email protected]

Jess writes:

After seeing my vet, she contacted the Animal Posion Control Center “ASPCA” and the Better Business Bureau of PA. I have recieved a number of phonecalls including one from Hartz themselves. It first was a message on my machine, the woman was so sorry about my lose…blah.blah,blah.. and she left her phone number. I called her back, she again apologized and was trying to be sympathic, over and over… she finally said she was so sorry to hear about my dog!!! Can you believe it.. I was like “it was my cat that passed away!” She studdered and was like I am so sorry, we hear 100’s of cases a day…..proves a point.. 100’s of cases a day! Anyway, I then contacted Animal Poision Control and spoke to a very wonderful vet. he contacted Hartz and they are paying to have Molson looked at and examined. He told me his professinal opinion is that HARTZ was defintly the “killer” for my cat. So I am sending his corpse on Monday and only time will tell! I will not stop untill I have answers— sincerely DETERMINED!

Help Spread the word

Follow up to “I feel so stupid” story. All my pets are doing fine, we are so happy about that. I don’t want anyone to experience what we have all have.
I have contacted my local newspaper and in todays paper was an article about my story. I also contacted my local new WPBF channel 25 in West Palm Beach, FL and they interviewed me. The story will air tonight. I even went as far as emailing Oprah. Please help spead the word contact everyone and anyone who will listen. We all know what bad publicty can do. Thanks again for this website.

my cats experience with hartz

(im the owner of the cat in the newest story on the page, my mother posted that, i have a little follow up though)

I currently work at a supermarket in southern california, and after having this experience with hartz, I decided to bring it up to some of the higher personnel. Upon hearing my story, they called either the buyer or hartz themselves (not quite sure), and the next day i received a call at work from a hartz representitive who wanted to ask me some questions about my cat and what had happened. I was told by him that they were going to cover all vet bills and that they would call me back in a week or so to follow up on the incident.

I guess it shows that we can do something to either make hartz revise their products, or try to get them pulled from shelves!

Close call

My son used the Hartz one spot flea treatment last month and noticed unusual twitching of his kitty’s ears. The second dose came with some scarry side effects! The kitty would climb really high to get away from the ground, along with unusual shaking and fear of my son. We found this website and immediately washed the cat and went to the vet. Much to our surprise, the vet had not heard of these problems with Hartz. I copied off a few pages from this website for him in hopes to warn other innocent animal owners. Fortunately, with fluids, antiobiotics, and a thorough bath from the vet, the kitty is much better now. He doesn’t think there will be any long-term effects. We were lucky. There has got to be something we can do to stop this crap from being on the market!!

I feel so stupid

I put Hartz 4 in 1 on my 2 cats and my dog all in the same day. My dog threw up within 10 minutes.
I didnt pay much attention because she does quite a lot.
My 13 year old cat threw up the next day again I didn’t get alarmed because she coughs up hair balls often but my 2 year old cat has it the worst. She keeps scratching her left ear, whinning, twitching and shaking her head. I didn’t put 2 and 2 together until my husband said it looks like she has a nervous twitch.
So I got on Hartz website and the first thing I read is the president writing a letter that their products are safe…… A light bulb went off and made me do a little more research. Boy do I feel stupid. I am even embarrased about writing this letter. When I stumbled on HartzVictim.org, I can’t even explain what I felt. I grab my cat and told my husband to help me and we washed her twice. Then I washed the dog and the older cat. When I realized that I could have lost all my pets in one day. I just started to panick. We need to stop Hartz from selling their products. I hope my cat does not have long term effects from this. I can’t believe how out of touch I felt when I read all the information out there. I keep asking myself why didn’t I ever hear about this? Thanks for this website

Molson going to be investigated

After seeing my vet, she contacted the Animal Posion Control Center “ASPCA” and the Better Business Bureau of PA. I have recieved a number of phonecalls including one from Hartz themselves. It first was a message on my machine, the woman was so sorry about my lose…blah.blah,blah.. and she left her phone number. I called her back, she again apologized and was trying to be sympathic, over and over… she finally said she was so sorry to hear about my dog!!! Can you believe it.. I was like “it was my cat that passed away!” She studdered and was like I am so sorry, we hear 100’s of cases a day…..proves a point.. 100’s of cases a day! Anyway, I then contacted Animal Poision Control and spoke to a very wonderful vet. he contacted Hartz and they are paying to have Molson looked at and examined. He told me his professinal opinion is that HARTZ was defintly the “killer” for my cat. So I am sending his corpse on Monday and only time will tell! I will not stop untill I have answers— sincerely DETERMINED!

Unbelievable

My wife purchased Hartz kitten (10lbs or under) flea drops from Walmart. I used it on Chaz last Sunday around 2:00pm. Later that night I went to check on him before bed and he was hiding. Chaz is the most out-going cat we’ve ever owned. Loves attention, plays all the time. Runs to you evertime you’re around. But that Sunday night he was hiding from me. Once I found him I could immediately tell something was wrong. His eyes twitched and he couldn’t walk without shaking his legs and feet. All he wanted to do was find a place to hide. I knew it had to be the flea drops. I immediately washed him and tried to get him to drink something. He turned his nose up to water, but did drink some milk and that appeared to help some. But still all he wanted to do was hide / sleep. The next morning all was well. He was back to normal. I still can’t believe they can sell this stuff over the counter.

Law suit help wanted for Michigan

looking for people from Michigan who have used Harzt flea and tick drops. Almost lost our 4 cats because of it.
thanks to our veterinarian Dr Karen Michalski. Poison control was notified about it’s possible deadly reaction.
we are upset for what we put our 4 kids through.
Want to start a class action law suit to remove these products from the market. all help would be appreciated