If I purchased a pup from out of state and it arrived with a disease, can I recoup the money that I spent on vet bills from the pet agency?
The director of the agencyknew pup was sick and told us he just had a cold. He actually had a disease called Parvo which has a high fatality rate. It was learned that 5 out of the 9 dogs she brought up here had this disease. We spent $5000 in doctor's bills to save the dog. Do I have a right to recoup these funds?
It depends on the terms of any contract you had in writing with the seller. If there was no written contract or any paperwork at all, the law presumes no warranty was given unless you can produce testimony that the seller guaranteed the health of the pup for a certain period of time. Typically, some paperwork is involved with the sale of a pup so you should have some documentation that would help answer the question. But, even unwritten conversation with the seller may very well be enough to sue if it appears that you were defrauded if the seller knew or reasonably should have known the puppy had Parvo.