On Sunday we found a puppy who was runni...

Asked by Inez15kyrle on 06-08-2018 21:28:01
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape
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On Sunday we found a puppy who was running around . Took it to a local vet who said the puppy had been brought in the morning by the owners. The following day Mon 30th the puppy was put down as it was rabid. Prior to that the puppy had bitten 6 people . All of us have started our rabies shots. The owners are claiming they are not liable because they claim was up to date with it’s inoculations ,except the rabies shot which it had not received. Although the puppy was 4months old they are claiming it was to young to have a rabies shot. Which is factually untrue. 

We would like clarification as what legal recourse we have to insist they take responsibility and pay medical costs and in some cases loss of earnings due to sick days as a direct result of the vaccines which are causing us to feel very sick.

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