Palm Bay, FL asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for Florida

Q: Do I have a legal case?

I purchased a German Shephard puppy in Feb 2018. The breeder has a one year health guarantee. At six months of age he was diagnosed with EPI, according to my vet it is hereditary. I told the breeder about the diagnosis, and she did not believe it, so she had me get him tested at one of her Vets. That test also confirmed EPI. She has told me at least a half a dozen times that she would allow me to keep the dog and she would still refund me the money minus the cost of the second test. 6 months later she has stopped communicating with me.

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Josh Corriveau
Josh Corriveau
  • Orlando, FL

A: It really depends. Additional information is needed. For instance, is everything in writing? Sometimes issues like this can be resolved by an attorney sending a demand letter and without litigation.

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