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‘Pay or surrender him’: Woman forced to give up puppy over $10,000 veterinary bill

A woman is pleading to get her puppy back after she was forced to surrender him due to a medical bill.

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A woman is pleading to get her puppy back after she was forced to surrender him due to a medical bill.

Highlights

  • Rachel Mullen said her puppy, Jaxx, needed emergency surgery to save his life.
  • The bill came to $10,000, an amount that she couldn’t afford.
  • The clinic told her she had to pay or surrender him.
  • A spokesperson from the clinic’s corporate owner, Rarebreed Veterinary Partners, said when a person surrenders a pet, it’s a legally binding contract.
  • She has filed a police report and is bringing her concerns to the state’s board of veterinary medicine, which says it’s not interested in the case.
  • The case is unusual, a spokesperson for the animal rescue league says.