Menu Foods seems to like taking their sweet old time. Not only did they delay in telling pet owners about their tainted food, but they continue to take their time processing claims from pet owners.
One pet owner, Nellie McDermott, is still waiting to be reimbursed by Menu Foods for the death of her three-year-old cat, Midnight. She had been feeding Midnight Special Kitty cat food when the cat became ill.
After hearing about the pet food recalls, McDermott brought Midnight to the animal hospital, but the black cat soon died afterwards. Midnight’s doctors sent her remains to the University of Wisconsin to be tested. It was concluded that the tainted Special Kitty cat food killed her.
McDermott decided against filing a lawsuit or joining a class action suit against Menu Foods because an attorney said it wouldn’t be worthwhile to take legal action.
Instead she filled out a claim form from Menu Foods for the reimbursement of her vet bills and said that Crawford and Company, the insurance company for Menu Foods, is “taking care of everything.”
She said she has still yet to hear a response from Menu Foods in regards to her claim, but she is hopeful that she will hear something soon.
McDermott added, “I’m just going to hang tight and see what happens. I might try to contact Crawford again. You just never know.”
After the loss of Midnight, McDermott got a Jack Russell terrier named Josie. And Josie’s diet is Menu Foods free.
Source: The Times Plus