So, yup, I’ll assume there is fire as well. I think four pet deaths is a lot for one groomer, even over a long span. The trauma should tip off the authorities. The other thing I’m wondering about is the number of heat-related deaths. How hot is that room? Dogs are pretty tough, they can take a fair amount of abuse, even the little guys.
I’m pretty pragmatic about pets. They live, then they die. I’ve said before that I’d rather see my dog live a short life, full of outside exploration and people food to eat, than a long one stuck inside and fed dry dog food. I realize that doesn’t work for everyone. BUT. When a business takes charge of a family’s pet, they had better damn see to it that the animal is treated like gold. People get very invested in their pets, financially and emotionally. I just think a groomer worth his/her salt would keep that thought front and center.