About 2 weeks ago, I put Hartz Flea drops on my 2 beautiful persians, Casper and Lacey. I have had my babies for about 5 years, spent almost $1000 on them, and now a thoughtless purchase of a $10 product that I ASSUMED was safe has put them both in the ground. I am heartbroken and tears fall as I write this. And I am outraged. I usually buy Advantage. This time, my kitties rapidly broke out in a massive flea infestation and I have a 10 month old crawling around on the ground who was eaten alive within a couple days. So I couldn’t wait for the Advantage to come in the mail, I went to my local Safeway and picked up the Hartz, the only product they carried. I figured it would HELP somewhat until the Advantage came. Because of having a little guy right now, my cats were kind of ignored by me and my husband (well, he always ignored them) lately. I noticed they were hiding a lot and I wasn’t seeing them much, but didn’t really think anything of it, I mean they are cats, all they do is sleep. I woke up a week later to find my Casper under my bed, dead. WHAT???!!! I went to check out Lacey, and she was alive, but nearly lifeless, she couldn’t even move and had starved herself for the last week so she was skin and bones… and I knew it was too late. I went online and found all these sites for victims of this punishable crime and have not stopped crying since. I woke up the next morning and Lacey was in the living room, underneath the table wrapped in a blanket that I had put her in the previous night to try to comfort her, and she too had passed away. I killed my cats. I had killed my babies. I am mortified, heartbroken and angry as hell. I can still see their bodies in my head, peaceful, but all I can think is how terrified and pained they must have been in the last week of their lives. And how much I have neglected them the past year. And that I hope they know I didn’t do this to them. RIP Casper and Lacey, mommie loves you.