Tenn. city sues breeder for selling old K-9

Police say old age is a problem for a Labrador named Lucy


By Todd South
Chattanooga Times Free Press

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy is suing an Arkansas man for selling it a drug dog three times older than advertised and with multiple health problems.

In a Hamilton County Circuit Court lawsuit filed last week, Soddy-Daisy city attorney Sam Elliott wrote that the dog, a Labrador named Lucy, was purchased by the city for $4,950 and delivered to police in July 2011.

The city is suing for $6,856.37, which includes the price of the dog and veterinary bills incurred so far.

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