Petland Discounts Founder Passes Away



Petland Discounts’ owner and founder, Neil Padron, passed away at the age of 74 following a battle with cancer.


Petland Discounts began in September 1965 when Padron opened his first store in Queens. Its name was originally used as a concept of a tropical fish store, selling various aquatic merchandise. The company now offers a full line of pet supplies, as well as live fish, birds, small animals and reptiles. The store had 118 locations at its peak.


Padron has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for North Shore Animal League, The Humane Society and other smaller shelters. He was an outlet for helping with animal adoptions.


He is survived by his wife, Joan, and daughters, Amy and Lisa.


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