Lake Mary, FL asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Florida

Q: Purchased puppy who got very sick. FL breeder does not want to help with the bills.

I purchased a puppy who became very sick. I am heartbroken and almost lost him. The breeder is in Florida and does not want to help pay for the vet bills or reimburse me for the price of the puppy. In the state of Florida can I sue them in small claims court for the price of the puppy and all of the testing done for the puppy? He will have to be on meds the rest of his life that cost $170 a month. Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Media, PA

A: Yes you can sue. You might want to check Florida’s consumer protection and breeder laws to see if there is anything specific that helps you in the lawsuit. Try reaching out to a Florida consumer protection or civil attorney.

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