Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Banfield Responds!

I'm very pleased and impressed that Banfield, The Pet Hospital responded to my previous post!

I'm impressed when a huge corporation digs out a small potato like me. I think corporations need to be aware of what the public is saying AND react appropriately. And Banfield did just that.
"Banfield The Pet Hospital said...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital is not associated or affiliated with any religious organizations or groups. We are an equal opportunity employer and our associates are free to practice whatever religion they choose. However, as a practice, our associates are asked to refrain from expressing their religious views within the workplace and with clients. In the instance of the job posting regarding our Stamford, Conn. Hospital, the posting was not posted by, or authorized by, Banfield, The Pet Hospital. Above all, our doctors and other veterinary professionals are committed to practicing the highest-quality of veterinary medicine and our priority is providing the best care possible to the Pets we treat.
June 29, 2010 4:49 PM"
But, I'd feel even better if they said that they were taking some degree of action with the Stamford, CT location regarding the ad that was posted.  And, I'm more than willing to ask my friend if she knows the name of the vet in the Norwalk, CT location who was so eager to put her pet to death. I can easily provide this information via private e-mail.

17 comments:

  1. Well, that is Most Impressive that they would respond to that. I hopes they put a shock collar on that bad V.E.T.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  2. Now, Mayzie, you know how we feel about shock collars! :)

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  3. We are so impressed they responded! And we are kinda wondering if that vet your friend had has moved to a new location and posted this, since they are in the same state. It did seem so super weird that they would post that kind of ad - I did look on the internet and couldn't find anything that would imply they were affiliated with a religous stand (though I didn't find anything too great either).

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  4. One for the little dogs!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  5. I am impressed! I couldn't reason with the Norwalk Banfield (they were holding my cat carrier hostage because my neighbor, who I don't even know, had borrowed it and then couldn't pay her bill). I wrote to corporate, explaining the situation, and it was resolved immediately. Got my carrier back with no problem (it wasn't even the stupid carrier, it was the point). So I guess the lesson is that the branches do what they want until someone starts complaining...

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  6. That is quite nice they did find this post and respond. I'm still confused about the original job posting though.

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  7. We are very impressed that they actually took the time to get back to you.
    Very Weird Original Job Post, could be an ex-employee trying to get back at them!

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  8. We are also impressed with their quick response! Mom says people never respond to her that quickly.
    ~Milly and Shelby

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  9. I'm very glad that they responded because i just found out I have an appointment with them this week for shots. We've never been there before, but because Alpha Mom was not so happy with our regular local Vet she decided to go to PetSmart for rountine stuff. I have an internist for keeping me from Pei pitfalls but she's a specialist and doesn't do routine care. Blog Mom started looking them up after your post. They seem to be franchised and who knows how much freedom that gives each office? But if they bothered to respond to your post I bet that they'll be contacting that franchise and making their displeasure known to the extent that they legally can. Great work on Pibble's part, I must say!

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  10. I saw that they responded when I commented on your last post. I just wish they would've said that they'd look into that ad further or something.

    I wonder if they regularly google themselves and that's how they found your blog post.

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  11. Don't you love it when you use your voice and are heard? Nice going!

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  12. Makes you feel good when people acknowledge you. Glad you got a response. :)

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  13. Sorry, wow-fail here. "Meh" is just not that much of a response to my mind.

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  14. Google alerts must work pretty well, I guess! I'm glad they responded to you! I hope they take this up with that location...

    Wags,
    Zona

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  15. awesome!

    I was shocked when VCA responded (same glazed over stuff as Banfield) to my post about pit bull prejudice!

    Thanks for posting the follow up!

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  16. As a follow-up to this issue, we are taking steps to remove the listing. Thank you all for your concern and we hope you, your friends, and your pets are comfortable in all Banfield locations!

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  17. Woof! Woof! That's great that they responded immediately ... but I really wonder who does it since they are such a big corporation. I say Great investigation. Golden Thanks for supporting me to be June Top UDog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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