Owner Sues Dog Hotel Over Lost Eye

Published : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:07 AM

A dog’s owners are suing a Pasadena animal hotel over the loss of an eye they say their pet suffered during a 2018 stay.

K9 Loft, located on Arroyo Parkway, was hit with a lawsuit by the owners of a Jake 2.0, a $3,000-plus Pug.

Vincent DeRosa and Angela Nazari filed the lawsuit against K9 Loft and Alex Sabouri, owner and manager of the facility.

The lawsuit alleges fraud, breach of contract, negligence and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. A report by City News Service said the owners are seeking “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in damages.

The suit said DeRosa purchased the now one-eyed canine at with plans to enter him in dog shows.

Plaintiffs said they brought the dog to K9 Loft In December when they planned a trip to Hawaii, according to the lawsuit.

Minutes after DeRosa and Nazari left and headed to the airport, they received a call from an employee at K9 Loft who said that their Pug had suffered “cherry eye” from stress and that she would take the pet to a veterinarian.

When DeRosa and Nazari returned to the facility, they arranged for the dog to be taken to a veterinarian of their choice, who diagnosed the dog as having been subjected to blunt-force trauma.

The veterinarian told the pair the dog’s eye could be saved, but it was likely the pet would lose vision in it. Later, the prognosis worsened and the eye had to be removed.

The suit said the owner of the facility later admitted the Pug was injured after being bitten by another dog, the lawsuit said.

The owner had also promised to show the plaintiffs a video of how their dog was injured, but this has not happened, the suit said.

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