BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio (Change.org) — A woman whose 9-year-old fox terrier, Sampson, became fatally ill after consuming chicken jerky treats earlier this year has launched a breaking campaign on Change.org urging Nestle Purina to stop selling treats she links to her dog’s death.
“Waggin' Train Wholesome Chicken Jerky treats were the last thing Sampson ate before he fell ill," said Terry Safranek, who launched the campaign on Change.org. "I've since learned we're part of a known epidemic of hundreds of cases of illness and death attributed to these and other chicken jerky treats made in China. Nestle Purina needs to protect other families from what I went through by taking these treats off the shelves until they're proven safe."
“Nestle Purina has refused all accountability, instead placing blame on people like me who have lost their companions,” Safranek continued. “If Nestle’s treats are safe, as they repeatedly claim, death and illness would never have been the end result for so many.”
Safranek launched her popular petition on Change.org, a social network for good, after an FDA representative picked up treat samples from her house for their ongoing investigation. The agency has issued several warnings around chicken jerky treats made in China.
“Terry has connected with thousands of concerned dog lovers, as well as others who have reported deaths associated with the chicken jerky treats made in China,” says Stephanie Feldstein, Senior Campaigner for Change.org. “Terry's Change.org petition has turned her loss into an opportunity for Nestle Purina respond to thousands of customers.”