A woman had taken extreme measures against a popular NYC pet store after she claimed they wouldn't let her take her pricey poodle home...
The designer dog industry is a force to be reckoned with.
It's become something of a craze.
Think about all the popular dog breeds you see on Instagram...
The A-list celebrities have been buying these designer dogs in bucket loads.
Wanting one of these dogs can set you back a fair amount...
But this week, a furious woman has unleashed a lawsuit against a pet store she claims wouldn’t give her the pricey poodle she purchased.
But, Coco pictured below, contracted kennel cough, a highly contagious canine cold, sometime after Maria paid for the pup.
via: CitiPups NYCCitiPups NYC on Christopher Street wouldn’t let the dog be spayed while it was ill - and wouldn't let Maria take the pooch home, either.
Kennel cough can take up to 2 weeks to resolve.
via: Getty ImagesAnd Maria proceeded to visit the pup nearly every day while she was recovering.
Maria claims to have developed a close bond during near-daily visits since her purchase.
via: Getty ImagesDuring these visits, Maria says she would bring toys, grooming supplies, treats, and even friends to meet her new pet.
Coco was supposed to be spayed on Aug. 24 and go home with her 2 days later.
She wanted Coco home with her while the dog recovered...
So, she filed a lawsuit against the store.There’s “no reason why [CitiPups] cannot let Coco come home … while Coco awaits surgery," she wrote in legal papers.
The lawsuit was seeking hefty compensation too...$50,000, to be exact.
A lawyer for international firm Skadden Arps, sued the store on Sept. 3.The New York Post.
But a store employee begged Maria to stop as they tried to make Coco better, according to an email filed as part of the case.“The meds just need to do their job and the cold will go away," the worker wrote. “You are also visiting your puppy multiple times a day, not giving your puppy the adequate time to be able to relax and resolve from this."
The worker claimed the treats Maria was bringing were making the dog sick.
via: Getty ImagesAdding, “Please just let us do our job which we are doing well."