I have watched Shiloh Shepherd dogs for over 20 years and always dreamed of owning such a magnificent animal. I decided to pay my money down to secure a position in a particular upcoming breeding. I waited and waited because the attempts at pregnancy never took hold.
After months of this, Lisa Barber of New Zion Shilohs and I started to look at another litter for a puppy for me. I found one with the right temperament, color, etc. This was Light Blue Boy from a Killer / Captain pairing. Lisa informed me that there was a slight irritation in one eye and casually explained to me that it was likely a speck of sand or something causing a very temporary irritation. I asked her specifically several times about the eye as to whether it was definitely a temporary thing or something that would cause more problems. She assured me everything would be okay.
I decided to take this puppy. I had him for two months and had nothing but problems with parasites and an eye problem that was NOT getting any better. When I took the puppy to the eye specialist, I was told this was NOT a temporary irritation. I was a situation that required surgery. The Doctor also told me that the cornea already had slight damage. Hairs were growing UNDER the eyelid, causing irritation every time he blinked. This irritation I was told, would lead to blindness (at least to the point of looking through wax paper).
Even Lisa Barber's veterinarian acknowledges in the SHIPPING DOCUMENTATION that the eye problem was questionable and needed a little time to tell if the problem would resolve. Ms. Barber let this animal ship to me with foreknowledge of a defect in the animal, thus selling me damaged goods.
My little girls and I were heartbroken when I had to make the decision to give the dog up for adoption. The initial surgery would be $2,700.00. The doctor said that may not be the only one. I did not have the money and Las Barber refused to pay for it. I offered to have her pay for the surgery and I would ask for no further compensation, but was denied. It could be thousands more in the future. I am not willing to pay for the ignorance of New Zion Shiloh
My position is that Las Barber of New Zion Shilohs sold me damaged goods with undeniable foreknowledge and forethought. I paid $1,550.00 for the dog, $450.00 for shipping and $1,000.00 in costs for housing the puppy and all the vet bills I incurred. This does not even come close to the emotional trauma this has caused myself and my children. I could not realistically keep a dog that might be a money pit over the next few years. I re-homed the dog with no compensation because of his medical problem.
In conclusion I feel I have the right to compensation of the minimum out of pocket expenses of $3,000.00