Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota

Q: Is there anything I can do to get my money back from the people who sold me a puppy that died within two days?

My husband and I bought a puppy from this couple in Devil’s Lake. Everything was fine until we fed him. He had diarrhea after we fed him and the next day he threw up and still had diarrhea. My husband took a nap for a couple of hours and saw that the puppy had pooped on himself. He went to pick him up and his body was lifeless. He ended up passing away. I’m curious, Is there anything we can do to get our money back from his original owners? We didn’t even have him for 2 days. We had him exactly for 30 hours.

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Small claims court may be an option, but it depends on the situation.

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