Michigan petland deceiving pet lovers as more than a dozen people are claiming that a petland store sold them sick puppies. Some of them stick with parasites, genetic condition and other disease.
The 17 plaintiffs are charging Petland Novi and store operator Randy Horowitz. Petland has recently been the subject of negative headlines between an illness outbreak linked to sick puppies and a different lawsuit.
The plaintiffs say the pet shop tricked them. They broke contract and violations of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
Specifically, the dogs were not their stated ages, were sold in terrible condition including with intestinal parasites and worms. “Some of them also infected with deadly and highly contagious disease, dehydrated, malnourished and under weight,” the lawsuit says.
Michigan petland deceiving pet lovers but Petland Novi is not agree with the charges. Petland Novi refused to replace the dogs or pay for veterinary care, according to the complaint. Elizabeth Kunzelman, director of public affairs for Petland, brought attention to that the Novi store is independently owned and operated. It has been in business for more than 22 years.
We are leaders in the animal care industry. And most importantly, we are pet lovers,” the statement from Petland Novi said.
It says puppy health is their top priority and the lawsuit’s allegations are baseless. “All the puppies are checked by a veterinarian, receive age appropriate vaccinations and come with a lifetime warranty,” it said.