ALL VICTIMS PLEASE READ!!! CLASS ACTION SUIT

Good afternoon everyone.

I am one of the most recent victims of HARTZ’s awful line of products. I am going to attemp to filea lawsuit. I will be working with a veterinary malpractice attorney, hopefully. I am looking for other to go in on a class action lawsuit. I want my vet bills paid, I want damages for pain and suffering of my family and pets and finally, I want all HARTZ products taken off the market. I am sure others have tried in the past but I am a relentless human being and the pain I felt when my cat was suffering was unreal. I have 2 stories posted on this site one is called “Please Help my Dea” and the other hasn’t been posted yet. It is a continuation of the first. Please contact me via email for more information and any advice you may have. Thank you all so much for listening and I hope no one else ever has to go through anything like this again. This one’s for Dea!!!!

EMAIL ME AT [email protected]

People, wake up & get real

Hello Hartz victims, Below is 100 % truth

This is part vent, brutely honest and not for the faint of heart. Listen to these words I know what I am talking about. I have been fighting Hartz since 2001.
The cat victim is damaged but is living, for which I’m more than thankful for. Had he died I could have never been able to handle the guilt.

Now let me explain the big picture here. From the case numbers from Hartz and the Poision Control Center( PCC), I’m reasonably certain that there are well over 30,000 Hartz victims out there. That is a lot people.

Unfortunately, once your victimized,even if your pet dies, you may write some letters maybe make some phone calls, maybe join my Against Hartz group. You might get your Vet expenses back, but only if your pet lives. If Hartz offers to have an autopsy done and pay for it, it will be done at a Vet school Hartz donates millions to each year. The results WILL BE INCONCLUSIVVE! You will not get the remains back either.

By the way Sumitomo bought Hartz for 365 million dollars last year. I’d say Hartz is making unbelievable profits by injuring and killing our animal companions. Because Hartz flea products are PESTISIDES NOT DRUGS the EPA is how Hartz got to sell this poision to us.

Hartz donates major bucks to all the right places, vet schools, AKC, CFA you name it if it has to do with animals they have donated to it. Unfortunately $$$$ means so much to the people in charge to these major animal organizations, that they won’t say Hartz kills, but no breeder dog or cat I or anyone I know would ever use Hartz flea products.

I want everyone who reads this to say ” THANK YOU, JOSH! He’s the sole reason this web site is here and continues to be here to try an inform people before it’s to late about this horrible situation that kills and injures thousands of animals.

AgainstHartz which is one of my ways to do something to try to get this stopped isn’t a .com or .org So it’s harder to find on the net. Anytime I have asked anything of Josh regarding any stop Hartz project, he’s bent over backwards to help. He has my total respect and not many people do.

Facts from the poor petition that still doesn’t have enough signatures to do anygood to send, figuring nothing under 10,000 will even get noticed The petition was set up orginally by a person no longer involed in so,. rather than a manditory signature/ address, it has a place for comments if you want to make them. I read all of them and have collected these stats from those comment. I think it’s at 7298
now.
Out of the 7175 signatures people have stated that :
1111 cats have required ER vet treatment to save thier lives,
224 cats have died,
99 dogs have required ER vet treatment,
50 dogs have died,

28 News stories
Amount for Vet costs for 63 victims $ 35,801.50 ( from 63 people)

Ok I did a news story in Los Angeles, I was in the only class action filed against Hartz, which turned out to be a joke. News stations who do stories Hartz slaps law suits on. Hartz has no moral integrity Hartz is evil because they say they care about animals, they do not. They have the $$$ to basicly do what ever they want to without any justice or control. No one person is going to be able to stop this I don’t think Bush could. But those 30,000 victims alot of whom come here cry out thier stories and don’t even leave a contact source, if magically they all stayed angry enough about this and all got together they may just be able to get this poisionoff the shelves. If not that they could save a ot of animals and thier owners from the fate far, far to many of us have had to deal with.

Get angry about this a major player is hurting and killing animals you love and costing you thousands of dollars, sometimesin vane to try to save your animals. Stray mad about this , don’t let this slide. Every time you think ” oh well I can’t doing anything, it’s hopeless , I don’t have the time”. You go back and read these pages or go to my site. I have some from kids who found thier animals having seziures or worse dead. Then you get yourself mad and you keep writing letters, and handing people flyers, making phone calls. You do something to anything you can. Tell people you see buying this stuff how dangerous it is. Save maybe just one animal and I promise you’ll feel a bite better about yourself and we will be a little bite closer to bringing Hartz down! Please don’t give up, we need you to do this and this has to happen. You want a a talk email me at any address below Put Hartz in the subject I’ll reply

[email protected], [email protected]

Hartz paid my vet bills

I am like all you you, and gave my cat the Hartz Flea and Tick Drops thinking that the product would be safe.
My cat immediately began to shake and salivate heavily. I brought her to the vet and he told me that every year, he gets a cat with this same reaction; and that this medicine is 10 times stronger than perscription “Frontline.”
Luckily, my cat survived, but has suffered permanent neurological damage.

I contacted Hartz, and after months of going back and forth, they did reimburse me for my vet bills. They denied all wrong-doing, but said that “as a gesture of goodwill, we are enclosing our check to reimburse you…”

Had I known so many others have fell victim to this company, I would have prusued this matter further.

If your pet has been hurt, make the effort to demand compensation from Hartz. Money cannot heal my cat, or take away the pain she had, but it will cause a pain to Hartz.

Yet another Hartz Advanced Flea and Tick victim…

Yes… another one… This sweet little girl that we adopted a few days ago is now fighting for her life due to Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick for Cats & Kittens. I followed the instructions to the letter and she became lethargic and eventually fell into tremors. We rushed her to the vet, where she is being cared for. She made it through the night and we hope she’ll make a full recovery. However, if we had not acted so quickly she would have certainly died. It is unacceptable that this product is on the market, as its effect is so unpredictable. We used it on one other cat at the same, and he lost some hair and had skin irritation. I will never buy another Hartz product as long as I live.

kitty convulsions from hartz!

my two dogs and two cats reacted very negatively to their hartz flea treatments yesterday. they were rubbing themselves on everything they could find to get it off. today the dogs seem to be alright but my biggest cat is twitching and convulsing, his eyes keep closing and his entire body is shaking!! he has tried aggressively to lick off the hartz and we have fed him some hydrogen peroxide to make him throw up and have rinsed off the nasty chemicals but he still is shaking uncontrollably and has facial twitches. 🙁 i hope he gets better. i’ve had him for 9 years.

What Hartz did to my American Bulldog

On Sunday I applied Hartz Flea and Tick drops to my almost 6 month old American Bulldog Diesel. Everything seemed fine. He was okay all day Monday and then Tuesday when I got up I took him out of his crate and he was covered in bumps. I started pulling back his fur (he is white) to see them better and saw that they looked like hives. My husband got up and said he would handle it to go on to work. I left, very worried. My husband called our vet and left a message for him to get back with us as soon as possible and he called the local animal hospital. The animal hospital told my husband to call the Hartz 1-800# . I called and the woamn I spoke with told me to wash him with dish liquid and rinse him throughly. My husband did that and the hives seemed to go down. In the meantime our vet called back and told us to give him an adult dose of Bendryl every 8 hours for the next 2 days then bring him in on Saturday or call him if it gets worse. So far that is all that has happened. I am very worried after reading this site that it will go further. I will post more if anything else happens.

More victims to report

This is an extension of the “Plase help my Dea” story I worte. After administering the HARTZ 4 in 1 drop to 2 cats and a dog, they all became ill. Boo suffered ear twitching, which still hasn’t subsided. His twitching isn’t major. Roxy (the dog) threw up constantly for about 36 hours. Dea continued to twitch for 48 hours during this time we gave her 2 baths (and she bit me) and then her eye and chest began to convulse. We took her to the emergency vet at 11:30 last night. Dea had to be admitted to the hospital, they gave her a cathader, blood tests, urine analysis, IV fluids, atropene, took her temp and shaved her leg and her neck. $555.00 later on top of the $30.00 spent on flea meds and the $12 on shampoo for the dog, Dea still twitches into the later hours of the fourth day of suffering. When I saw Dea today I cried becasue I felt guilty that I had hurt her and she could possibly die. I have had Dea for 7 years and me bleeding heart decided to take a kitten from the streets. This is the reason I gave the meds to the animals. I am considering getting rid of the pregnant kitty I invited to live in my screen house, I just don’t want to loose any of my wonderful pets. Never take your animals for granted, you will miss them more than you know.

WALMART AND RETAILERS

People are spending lots of money on vets bills due to this product. Some people will sue hartz and some will call and write them requesting reimbursement for expenses. Good luck to you all. But………

I think we should all get together in numbers and address this issue another way. Sure we all lost money. But can we make that better by helping to educate others ahead of time so they dont make our mistakes? Sure.

Now if you really want to bitch and complain make sure you are doing it to the right person.

CALL WALMART
CALL PETCO
CALL PETSMART
CALL KMART
CALL the store where you bought it from

The larger the corporation is the bigger message it will send out to Hartz when they find out their product was pulled from their shelves due to numerous complaints. If Hartz is too greed driven over morality to discontinue their product over the OBVIOUS complaints they are fully AWARE of, then hit em in their pocket. We are obviously not buying it ever again now lets make sure no one else can as well. Walmart as an example is one of the largest corporations in america. I am sure they will have 10 non lethal companies waiting in line to replace Hartz on their shelves. So walmart don’t care about Hartz they will still be making their billlions a year without selling Hartz.

Just make them aware of this issue. Large numbers of complaints will get the message across to them. And the same with petco and other retailers. Has anyone started a legitimate, legal walmart product petition?

Hartz 4 in 1 – Help my Dea

I kitten found me about a week ago and I noticed her slowly getting bloated and she looked a bit ill. I took her to the doctor and he told me she was about 1 month pregnant…$130.00 later I decided I should keep this soon to be Mommy. I already have 2 cats Boo is 4 and Dea is 7, they are both inside cats. Since Sunee (the new Kitty) has fleas and I can’t medicate her because she is pregnant, I decided to let her live in my screen house until she delivers. I gave Boo and Dea Hartz 4 in 1 flea drops to keep them safe from Sunee’s fleas. Boo and Dea were both acting crazy and itching all day yesterday. I decided to give them a bath this afternoon and Boo is fine. Dea, however, has been twitching her ear and her head all day and she won’t even come out of my closet. She has’t eaten since this morning and the poor thing can’t even get some good sleep! I called the 24 hour emergency vet and they said she probably has ear mites. Dea has never even been on the patio and doesn’t go outside, she has never even had a flea, a tick or a mite. I explained to the vet that I gave her the Hartz and she said she never heard of any of the stories about Hartz harming cats. I told her she should look on the internet and see all the reports. I feel lost because it doesn’t seem like they would help her any if I brought her there. I really don’t want to wait till morning, I am very scared, I have had Dea since she was 5 weeks old. She has been my first born for the last 7 years. ANY ADVICE WILL HELP…PLEASE AND THANK YOU