About nine months ago I posted about a stray dog that my boyfriend and I
were fostering that bit my roomate.
We considered putting the dog down, but after consulting with a
veterinarian, and following Georgia Law (10 day quaran***), we decided
The situation synopsys: The dog had been taken to the vet to be spayed,
upon opening her up they found she had been spayed by a previous owner. I
picked her up from the vet and ran a few errands. i brought her home and
was feeding her, when she bit my roomate on the hip. The veterinarian
said that the dog had been under a great deal of stress (being off food to
be spayed, being re-spayed, hot weather, new home, etc) and that she bit
my roomate out of defense of her food.
We have consulted a behaviorist and several books. We practiced taking
food out of the dog's mouth, sneaking up on her while eating tasty food,
etc. She has not repeated this behavior in anyway. She is obedience
trained, loving, and a great pet.
Last my roomate heard, the dog was in quaran*** with us _considering_
putting her to death. the nine months that I lived with the girl, I never
mentioned the dog again.
Recently, she announced that her insurance company will not pay the bill,
_no problem_ we offered to pay anyway. We'll pay the bill. She also
found out that the dog is alive....
HERE IS THE KICKER...
SHE WANTS TO SUE US FOR KEEPING THE DOG ALIVE!!!!!
Is this possible? Does she have grounds? What could happen? how should
we prepare for this?
The dog is _not_ a repeat offender. We did everything that the law
requires.... has anyone had a similar experience?
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