Thank you Lance for your kind words. I know, I would get nowhere legally. I have joined a discussion group about pets on the site where I learned Boo was for sale. I told my story and everyone is disgusted. Interestingly enough a dispicable pet store owner has recently been shut down by the City and this group I joined is pretty militant, writing to the Minister of something or another, and trying to get him prosecuted. All kinds of bad stuff is coming out about this guy how he had stores in other near by towns and how he was shut down in them too. Most of the cats were too sick to save but many of the dogs have been adopted out. When I calm down I do plan on writing a letter to our local newspaper. It is a very opportune time to do so. I'll tell my story so people know exactly who I am referring to without mentioning names. I'm still waiting on the guy from the humane society to call me and let me know that he visited the seller's home. He told me unfortunately nothing can stop these people from doing the very same thing again. There are no laws to protect an animal, just buyers of them. He did say he would demand the contact information of all cats they sold. That should cause them at least some grief. I don't like being angry or vindictive but I think they deserve to suffer at least a fraction of what Boo, Bob and I have.
Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lance" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 1:50 PM Subject: Re: alittleofftopic > Gee, Lynne. You don't believe in miracles? What a ridiculous thing to > say! I > fully understand your disgust with these people. I don't know that > you're > going to get satisfaction from them, if they're capable of such poor > care > of their "product," but I definitely don't blame you for trying. > > If you're really considering legal action, your best bet would be (imo) > to > move forward and consult a lawyer to find out what the possibilities > are. I'm > just afraid it's going to be more trouble than it's worth, and that > these > people will either weasel out of their obligations, or you'll have > nice-sized > legal bills. It may be that this can be taken to small-claims court in > your area. > > Either way, I'd complain to the local chamber of commerce, the Better > Business > Bureau, and anyone at all that can have an effect on these people. You > might > also consider writing letters to the editors of your local papers, being > careful > to not name these people directly, but warning any would-be cat owners > to > triple-check any cat breeders or handlers they might consider purchasing > an > animal from, and to definitely not take their word for it. > > I've been praying for you and Bob. I'm really sorry that you're having > to > go through this. > > Lance > > > On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:59:21 -0500, "Lynne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > > I just need to vent. I have become extremely angry with the family who > > sold us BooBoo. I had been keeping them posted regularly, as they asked > > me to, on the ordeal he was going through and only in the very beginning > > did I receive one email from them, which indicated they thought my vet > > was wrong, I should seek a second opinion, Felv was not contageous and > > BooBoo had always been happy and healthy. The woman also said some > > stupid thing about what's wrong with me, that I don't believe in > > miracles. > > > > Well today, a week after Boo left us and the pain has not diminished, I > > fired off an email expressing my surprise at their total lack of interest > > in his short life with us. I told her I felt she knew he was ill when she > > sold him to us and the circumstances around our acquiring him being > > suspicious and told her I had talked to a lawyer friend about possible > > legal action. I said I wanted either a certified vet checked Himilayan > > or my 300 dollars back, which by the way is a pittance compared to the > > vet bills. I told her I would not let this matter die, like BooBoo had > > to. I would have spent any amount in the world to keep him alive but it > > wasn't meant to be. There has to be some kind of justice here. People > > like this should not be allowed to own any kind of pet and should need to > > suffer for their inhumanity. > > > > Lynne > -- > Lance Linimon > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >