A TikToker says she discovered dozens of reside fish in a dumpster behind a PetSmart whereas 'dumpster diving'

  • A TikToker mentioned she discovered a field with reside betta fish in a dumpster behind a PetsMart in Idaho.
  • Kate Hahn mentioned she was “disgusted” when she discovered the fish, and retailer workers saved all however one.
  • PetSmart instructed Fox Information that the fish Hahn mentioned she discovered have been “an remoted incident made in error.”

A TikToker going “dumpster diving” for the primary time mentioned she stumbled onto dozens of reside betta fish within the rubbish behind a PetSmart retailer in Idaho.

TikTok person Kate Hahn posted the video on Sunday, which now has greater than 12.5 million views.

“They’ve misplaced like half their water, greater than half,” Hahn mentioned within the video. “They’re all alive. PetSmart actually threw them away.”

Hahn posted a follow-up video on Tuesday the place she mentioned she was “disgusted” that the fish have been within the dumpster and did not know what to do with them as a result of betta fish are sometimes aggressive and cannot be put into tanks collectively and all of the native pet shops have been closed.

Hahn mentioned she posted movies of the fish on her Snapchat story to try to discover buddies who can be prepared to take them, however nobody may.

Then, she mentioned, she seen PetSmart workers popping out of the shop and instructed them that she discovered the fish.

Hahn mentioned the staff have been “horrified” and mentioned that they thought the fish being within the dumpster was an accident. She mentioned the employees instructed her that the blue water within the containers indicated that that they had simply been shipped to the shop.

The staff took the fish and have been in a position to save all however one, Hahn mentioned.

PetSmart didn’t instantly return Insider’s request for touch upon Wednesday, however the firm instructed Fox Information that the fish Hahn discovered within the dumpster have been “an remoted incident made in error.”

“We’re utilizing this incident to strengthen our industry-leading pet care requirements with our staff to make sure we stay the trusted associate to pet mother and father and pets,” the assertion mentioned.

A number of TikTok customers left feedback on Hahn’s video claiming that PetSmart has let animals find yourself in dumpsters behind its shops earlier than. One remark from person @lolcrybaby mentioned they discovered a field of hermit crabs behind a retailer in 2016.

In 2021, PetSmart mentioned it was “reviewing these conditions” after TikTok customers posted movies of reside hamsters and a chicken in dumpsters behind shops in Ohio and Pennsylvania, The Impartial reported.