Suit claims adopted cat was feral

May 11, 2010 at 2:53 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- A New York woman's lawsuit against Petco claims a cat she bought at the store's fair was advertised as friendly but was actually feral.

Karen Costa, 27, said she adopted a long-haired female tabby, put up for adoption by rescue service KittyKind, at a Petco fair and was told by rescue workers the cat was a package deal with her brother, a short-haired tabby, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

She said she was told the male cat was friendly and housebroken, but the animal spent weeks hiding under her bed before emerging and biting a chunk out of her middle finger.

Costa said she was hospitalized for three nights and was out of work for six months due to the injury.

"No more kitties for me," she said Monday. "It really should never have been a kitty made available for adoption."

The city Supreme Court lawsuit accuses Petco and KittyKind of negligence for mislabeling feral cats as domesticated.

Petco officials could not be reached for comment and KittyKind officials declined to be interviewed, the Daily News said.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories