A Connecticut woman claims that her dog has a broken leg because a Petco groomer was negligent and dropped him.
Diana Campbell took her eight-year-old rottweiler, Harley, to Petco to be bathed.
When she picked up Harley, Campbell said, “He was on three legs, with his front leg just snapped and broke to the side, dangling, I mean obviously broken.”
Petco said that Harley jumped out of a tub, but Campbell said a bather admitted to dropping him.
After examining Harley, a veterinarian said that his leg snapped near a small tumor that had weakened the bone. Campbell’s two options were to either put him to sleep or amputate the leg.
Campbell chose to have Harley’s leg amputated and she said she has more than $4,000 worth of vet bills.
She said that Petco’s insurance company told her that Harley’s broken leg was caused by a pre-existing condition.
“Now they’re saying there’s underlying causes. But if they hadn’t dropped him, there wouldn’t have been a break at all,” Campbell said.
The company has agreed to pay about half of the cost of Harley’s medical bills, but not any of the bills for his leg amputation.