Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Nine more families file lawsuit against Novi Pet Store

Two dozen families claim Petland Novi knowingly sold puppies 

with genetic issues, illnesses and disease from substandard breeders
violating the Consumer Protection Act 

PRESS RELEASE: April 27, 2018

CONTACT: Pam Sordyl, 734-828-1400, pmamichinfo@yahoo.com

NOVI, MICHIGAN – On April 20th, 2018 a second lawsuit was filed against Petland, located in the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI. Nine additional plaintiffs are seeking monetary damages for breach of contract and multiple violations of the Consumer Protection Act.

In February, seventeen plaintiffs filed a lawsuit after purchasing puppies from the store. 

The puppies suffered from a range of issues, including genetic defects, infections and some had highly contagious diseases, costing the plaintiffs thousands of dollars in veterinary care.

This new lawsuit was also filed at the Oakland County Circuit Court and assigned to Judge Hala Jarbou.

Both complaints also allege fraud, claiming the store and its owner knowingly sold animals with deformities and illnesses, as well as misrepresenting the origins of the animals.  In many cases, after investigating the documents provided by Petland upon purchase, the animals were found to have been bred in horrific conditions by commercial breeders who many allege are well known “puppy mill” owners.

The Plaintiffs for both lawsuits are represented by attorney Jennifer Measel of Haas & Goldstein, P.C., a Farmington Hills based law firm which recently prevailed in similar pet store retail fraud cases in Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Those wanting to add a pet to their household are encouraged to adopt from their local shelter or Michigan Certified foster-based animal rescue organization - many of whom specialize in specific breeds.

To follow the progress of the Petland Novi cases, click below
(Case Number 2018-163984-CZ and 2018-165230-CZ)

Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending commercial breeding "puppy mills" and protecting families from puppy peddlers, pet stores and bad breeders by lobbying for stronger laws, setting up information booths, completing research studies and launching pet store campaigns.

Learn more about Puppy Mill Awareness

Links to prior media coverage:

Petland sold sick, worm-infested puppies, lawsuit claims

Novi Petland sued for allegedly selling diseased and sick puppies
The Oakland Press 03/14/18

Lawsuit says Novi Petland sells unhealthy puppies
Local 4 March 16, 2018

Couple says Novi Petland sold them sick dog that had to be put down
FOX 2 Detroit MAR 16 2018


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