This story began a couple months ago! I picked up four kittens that were ordered to be killed because the lady did not want them. Froggy as we called him did get pneamonia and was taken to the vets. He was recovering with broth mixed with water and some nutro cal. He was doing so well! Then he did not want the broth anymore so I had gotten a new kitten into my rescue who was only 7 -10 days old and infected eyes. I took him to the vet’s and stopped at Wal-Mart to get some replacement milk. When we got home, I put a little tiny bit of the milk in Froggies broth for taste and he took it very well. The new kitten took the milk for 3 days and had rehydrated very nicely. I opened the second can on a Thursday and gave these two kittens who were doing great. They both started getting sick, the tiny one throwing up and the other just quit eating. The only thing these two kittens had in common was the milk. Nothing else! Friday they both died within 10 minutes of each other. I go down to throw out all the milk and look at the bottom of the can. The date 090602 was on it! I confronted Wal-Mart with this and they could not answer if this was an expiration date or not. I called Hartz and still no answer. All they would say is the can of milk was canned this year! I asked about expiration dates to no avail. They did offer to do necropsies on both kittens which I refused! They gave me a case number and took all information. They wanted me to send them my empty can and the full can I still had. NO WAY! This is my evidence if I need it! I have contacted my news channel and we are doing a story on this. When we find out more, I will update this! I pray no one buys the replacement milk to have more kittens die! This is a horrible feeling. I have done rescue for over 4 years and have raised a few kittens on Hartz milk but now it is killing them! WHY?
From now on, I will make my own formula for kittens and puppies. I will never trust Hartz again! These kittens should have been alive, well and growing into adult cats, not dead and in the ground. Hartz is a horrible company who does not care about animals but profit! I had someone tell me today that Hartz does not care about law suits because the few who figure out it is them, will settle for little but the profit from the products will be more than the settlements! How many animals have died that people just figure they were not healthy animals? NOT ME! I knew the milk killed them!