PetSmart sued following dog's death at San Mateo store

SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- Two dog owners are now suing PetSmart after their Dachshund died while getting his nails clipped in San Mateo.

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A PetSmart groomer faces felony animal cruelty charges for the death of one-year-old Henry the Dachshund.

Investigators discovered Henry's chest was crushed while the groomer was taking care of him in May.

"The last image I have of him was him in the groomer's arm and unfortunate, bleeding profusely from his mouth," said Stefan Zire, one of Henry's owners.

"But who would anticipate that you go in for a pedicure and you die," said Terrie Peacock, his other owner.

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PetSmart said it had not heard about the suit, but would look into it, then issue a response.
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