NOVI, Mich. – A pet food chain is on fire again after claims that a sick puppy sold to a…
NOVI, Mich. – A pet food chain is on fire again after claims that a sick puppy sold to a Northville man landed him in the hospital.
In March 4, Local 4 reported that a woman had been ill after purchasing a pet from Petland Store at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.
Two legal cases have previously been filed against the deal, and a third was opened this week. The latest trial claims what made Northville man sick is the same issue that affected hundreds of others.
The trial was filed in Oakland County and claimed that the man was hospitalized for days after being infected with the puppy he bought from Petland Novi.
His puppy, Thor, was diagnosed with Campylobacter, an infection that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked to Petland Stores in 1
7 states. CDC said that 113 people had been ill and 23 of them landed at the hospital.
The symptoms of Campylobacter include abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
Officials with Petland Novi, owned independently, Local 4 sent a statement referring to another CDC report from September.
The report reads: “No single breeder, distributor or carrier was identified as the source of infection.” The statement continues to say, “We are convinced that this matter will be resolved to reflect the facts.”
“There are many commercial breeders out there,” says Pam Sordyl, founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of Southoutheast Michigan. “How are you just Petland has this problem?”
Sordyl said she asks the vet to write on Petland Novis adoptions.
“We must protect families,” said Sordyl. “We must ban the sale of puppies from these poor breeders. The wives print from the state and in the state and the families are not protected.” How many legal issues must we have before Oakland County does anything about this store? “
Northville’s trial is seeking damages of more than $ 25,000 for lost salaries, medical and veterinary accounts and pain and suffering.
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