Q: Iowa rescue shelter is threatening to file a claim for breach of contract. What are my rights?
I adopted a 7 week old puppy that got severely ill within 24 hours of adoption. I took him to my vet who admitted my pup to puppy hospital. I alerted the shelter right away that he was sick and admitted. The shelter said they would do whatever they could to make it right. They offered a settlement of $100 towards a $400 bill. I declined this settlement and now the shelter keeps threatening to take me to court for a breach of contract. Said I would be arrested, spend 14 days in jail, $500 fine and get my dog taken away. The contract states that if a dog is ill within 10 days of adoption alert the shelter AND bring them back for medical care. I live 2 1/2 hours away from the shelter. My vet said they would go on record that my pup would not have lasted the long car ride. What should I expect if the shelter does file?
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