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It is obvious they truly love their animals — sometimes crying when a particular favorite is sold. “But it is still a business,” Christy said. The independently owned store is United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed to carry exotic animals, as well as paying higher fees for in-store vet visits and locally owned breeders

If you adhere to the notion that “it takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a great group of people to socialize and care for its animals.

to ensure better quality animals and overall health. The result of this care may be that the cost of a dog is more than other places, but as the staff sees it, this is a lifelong companion and they want to ensure the prospective owners can offer a lifetime of happiness.

Wendy Brown said in what was most assuredly her animal lover voice, “There are little hearts beating in those cages.”

Independently, they are warm, caring people who love animals. Collectively, the staff at Pet-O-Rama is a dynamic group who truly care about their community — both humans and animals. In fact, it is this attitude that brought Catherine McNamee, the resident fish expert, to the store. When she met Christy at a pet expo, “we just really hit it off” and the rest is history. If you adhere to the notion that “it takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a great group of people to socialize and care for its animals.

“If nothing else,” Catherine said with a smile, “we have a lot of fun.”

Pet-O-Rama is located at 2090 FM

  • 157.

    For more information, call

  • (817)

    453-2043.

www.nowmagazines.com

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MansfieldNOW May 2008

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