A NY couple has sued their dog sitters for $1M following the death of their beloved pet. Laura Garner and Robert Hardon left their French Bulldog, Percy, with dog sitters at Doggie Love for one night in July 2009. According to CBS News, Percy was delivered back home the next day in an overheated van. A witness in the building noticed the pooch and that he wasn't well. Though the bystander offered help, the employee dropping him off declined it and left the animal home alone.
A few hours later, poor Percy was found dead, laying in front of the air conditioner. According to the $1M suit, Nilo Mathais of Doggie Love told Garner and Hardon, "sometimes, dogs just die."
The lawsuit is one that many will debate upon. Is $1M too much to receive for the death of a pet? One side will say it's excessive and that people will sue just for a paycheck. Others though will agree that $1M is reasonable. Pets are family. How do you replace someone you love and have made memories with? If I got the same uncaring and insensitive message Mathais delivered, I would sue for $1M based on that response alone.
Do you agree with the lawsuit?