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How do I get vet's bills paid by attack owner?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Theosdad, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Theosdad

    Theosdad PetForums Newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
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    Hope somebody can help with this.....

    Our 6-year old Cavalier KC Spaniel was attacked recently by 3 unleashed dogs. During the attack he had a momentary heart attack, but luckily came round OK. He has had a heart murmur for some years, but now Vet says it has been made worse by this, and he must take heart meds twice a day for the rest of his life. Police have been round to see the owner of the aggressive dogs, and we have sent him the first vet's bill, but - no surprise - he hasn't paid up.

    Does anyone know how to go about pressing for compensation with this man, or - better still - know a solicitor who has experiece of such cases? The treatment is going to cost a pretty penny over the coming years! Any advice appreciated - many thanks!
  2. princessx87

    princessx87 PetForums Senior

    Feb 26, 2009
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    WOW lucky you!

    When my boy was attacked, we called the police ect.. After vets, we heard nothing!

    All the " i will pay for all the damage ect.." never happened!!

    Your lucky that your dog pulled through and its not turned him!!

    Mine now hates people, dogs, only things he does like is cats!!

    Good luck in everything!!
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    What did the dogs do exactly?

    Did the owner agree to cover the bills?

    As he had a pre-exisintg condition, im not sure where you would stand legally.
  4. Johnderondon

    Johnderondon PetForums VIP

    Jul 6, 2009
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    Trevor Cooper

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