Dog sitters sued for $1 million after their French Bulldog, age 5, died. Percy was being cared for by Doggie Love, a pet sitting agency. He only stayed with the dog sitting agency for 1 day, back in July of 2009.
Apparently, one of the employees from Doggie Love was bringing Percy back home in an allegedly overheated van. When the dog sitter brought the dog into the apartment complex, a door man as well as a neighbor offered to give the pet some water. And according to the witnesses, the Doggie Love employee refused the water for Percy.
I find it odd that people would offer to give the dog water. Did the dog looked excessively dehydrated and dying or is their offer of giving water to Percy fabricated? It sounds made up to me, personally, but I donâ€™t know.
When the French Bulldog owners, Laura Garner and Robert Hardon, came home they found Percy dead by the air conditioner in their apartment. So now the couple is suing Doggie Love for a crazy amount of $1 million. I think that is a ridiculous amount of money to sue for the loss of a dog. I think the people have found a get rich quick scheme.
In response to the dog sitter lawsuit, the owner of Doggie Love, Nilo Mathais said â€œSometimes dogs just die. Although the death of this dog is tragic without an necropsy, the ultimate cause of death cannot be determined. We are confident that once Doggie Love has the opportunity to defend itself in court, it will be fully vindicated."
I am assuming that an autopsy was not done on Percy to find out his cause of death. I believe that the dog sitting service should be sued if the cause of death is discovered to be dehydration, but $1 million is outright outrageous! What do you thing of the dog sitters being sued for $1 million?
Â©Bella Rose: July 2010Â
Source: Post Chronicle