Brooklyn, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: If a pet rescue caused damage to a pet I adopted, can i sue for cost to fix the damage?

I adopted a cat but the rescue spayed too early and a hernia resulted I have to pay for a vet to fix the damage

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you signed adoption paperwork, it should contain a provision for damage, disease or illness. If it doesn’t you should be able to return the pet. Since you already paid for the care you can attempt to seek reimbursement. If the rescue refuses, you may be able to sue if they made false representations.

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