Fairburn, GA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Georgia

Q: How should I go about getting money owed to me? I have contacted the person but they have not responded.

My sister purchased a puppy, unfortunately within a week the puppy was injured. To be clear the puppy was injured at her home in her care. My husband and I visited her home to which we found the puppy limping. Long story short we made an agreement that we would take the puppy off her hands if she just pays the vet bill for his injuries. When we arrived to the vet we found out that 3 bones were broken. We were also told the dog received 2 set of shots when the agreement was made, but only actually received 1. I have sent her the bill for the puppy’s injuries as well as the 2nd round of shots since we were told it was included but was not. We were only expecting to pay $200 for the next 2 set of shots. Dogs only need 4 round of shots. We ended up paying $536 so far for injuries and the 2nd set of shots. The puppy has 4 more weeks in his splint which has to be changed every 2 weeks which is $50 for the vet to change every visit plus x-rays. Now she has not responded. What do I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: You will have to sue her in small claims court.

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