A woman said she was so worried about reports of tainted pet food she spent more than $1,000 buying all the product she could find at her local Wal-Mart. Margaret Trask said she filled a shopping cart full of canned pet food made by Canadian company Menu Foods at the Beaufort Wal-Mart after hearing about the recall Friday.
She returned Wednesday morning to buy more food and came back that night to buy even more, but Trask said store officials asked her to leave. She said store employees were taking some of the food off the shelves.
Trask plans to throw the food away so no animals eat it. She figures she spent more than $1,000.
Some of the 60 million cans and pouches of food have been blamed for kidney failure in scores of animals and killed at least 16 pets.
Not all the food Trask bought was included in the recall.
Trask also took out classified ads in at least two local newspapers, listing all off the recall pet food brands.
“A lot of people don’t know about the recall,” Trask said. “I don’t know what else to do.”