This is from Courthouse News.
A Rockland, New York couple, Mark and Meryl Abrahams, bought Maya, a Maltese puppy, for $1500 from a breeder.
The Abrahams claim the breeder promised that the puppy was “litter box trained.”
However, within 24 hours she showed that she wasn’t.
When they complained the breeder assured them that with time "the dog would be accustomed and acclimated to the plaintiffs' home" and would use the litter box for her business purposes.
After 4 days they returned Maya for a refund, but the defendants refused.
The Abrahams claim that Witthohn, the seller, banks on customers' affection for puppies "to perpetrate a scheme to defraud."
According to the complaint filed in court: The defendant intentionally delivered the puppy to the plaintiffs despite the puppy not being as represented, knowing that the plaintiffs would develop a bond and affection for the animal and would therefore be reluctant to reject the same after the puppy had been in the plaintiffs' home.
Apparently no bond of affection was developed with Maya, and the Abrahams are suing Jane Witthohn dba Love on a Leash, dba Kuddle Bug Pup for $2,200: the $1,500 purchase price, the cost of a veterinary examination, dog food and a litter box.
They are represented in Rockland County Court by attorney Samuel Newman.