HUNTINGTON – The owners of a dog that became infected with parvovirus and died alleges their requests to test the animal for the virus were refused.
Ryan Bailey and Robert Beckelhimer filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Tri State Animal Hospital E-R and Stonecrest Animal Clinic alleging emotional distress and willful neglect of law and duty of veterinary care.
The suit states the plaintiffs' chihuahua, Lola, died on Aug. 2 at Tri State Animal Hospital after being discharged from the Ceredo-Kenova Animal Clinic, which is operated by defendant Stonecrest. In their suit, the plaintiffs allege that both defendants provided false and misleading information regarding the dog's health and they were led to believe that further care was unnecessary. They allege they requested that the dog be checked for parvovirus and the defendants denied the testing.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages and all other just relief. They are representing themselves.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Alfred E. Ferguson.
Cabell Circuit Court case number 19-C-437