Unpaid Reward Incites Lawsuit

 |  Sep 9th 2009  |   22 Contributions

The owner of a missing chihuahua in Cincinnati, OH. offered a $1,000 reward for the safe return of her beloved pet. Carmen Dominguez and Sheila Miller say they found the dog and returned him weeks later after seeing the online ad advertising the reward.

The owner refuses to pay the reward because she thinks they stole her dog. The women claim they picked up the dog when he was about to run into traffic. They say he had no identification.

Here's where it gets interesting, the women are now suing the owner for not paying out the reward. According to the GrandForksHerald.com the lawsuit, filed by Carmen Dominguez and Sheila Miller, alleges breach of contract and fraud and seeks damages up to $15,000.

I don't know if the women stole the dog or if the owner just wanted to back out of paying, either way, I can't imagine suing. So much for just being a good Samaritan and returning the dog because it's the right thing to do.

Would you ever sue someone if you found a dog and the reward wasn't paid? Or do you think the whole thing is ridiculous? Give me a bark.

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