This is a letter that is being sent out today. Not only did this affect our new puppy but the new puppy gave all of this to our healthy 1 1/2 year old and I'm seeking all damages possible and also today 10/10/08 contacting all authorities i can find against both the Seller and breeder. read your contract closely~ Heather Brenner is the BREEDER and Patricia is the SELLER of these diseased puppies
October 9, 2008
I thought I would give you an update on our newly adopted cocker spaniel puppy that you sold to myself and husband (Margaret and John Kraus) a few weeks ago.
Blu's first vet visit was on Saturday September 27th 2008. At that visit Blu was given an full exam along with his distemper, kennel cough and de worming and heart guard medicine. We took a sample of his stool and lab results to follow.
We received a call from our vet's office on Monday September 29th, 2008 indicating that Blu has Canine Coccidiosis I'm sure you as a breeder are fully aware of what that is and that if undetected Blu could die. As breeder you should take the utmost care with these puppies to ensure there health and provide the new owners assurance that all medical precautions have been taken.
After 12 days of medication I returned to the vet's office on October 8th with another stool sample for Blu only to find out that not only did Blu's stool sample showed Coccidiosis but now Giardiasis that was not seen on the first fecal test. My husband then picked up medication not only for Blu but our other dog Charlie as well, because Charlie has now been infected by Blu and also has bloody diarrhea and is very dehydrated as well as intestinal pain. This disease is also transmitted to humans as well, making my husband I susceptible to contracting this disease.
I can't stress enough how very angry and disappointed that we are that you would sell sick puppies to unsuspecting buyers and not worry about it, now both our dogs are now very sick and could very well die because of your negligence and plain ignorance.
I have enclosed additional vet bills for the office visits and medication not only for Blu but Charlie as well. I'm seeking full payment from you on the office visits, stool samples, tests and medication as well as at least a partial reimbursement of our initial purchase price of $300.00 for a very sick puppy.
If I do not hear from you and receive payment in full in the next 2 weeks I will have no choice but to seek legal action as well as contacting animal control and proper authorities in your county and state of Wisconsin.
Your total amount due to Margaret and John Kraus as of 10/9/08 is $ 313.00
Future medical bills for Blu and Charlie will be forthcoming.
Wonder Lake, Illinois