Pet spa answers wrongful death allegations

By John Suayan | Oct 23, 2018

HOUSTON – A pet spa sued last month following the death of a canine purportedly under its care has formally responded to the litigation, recent Harris County District Court records show.

BBPS, LP, doing business as Bed & Biscuits Pet Spa, filed a plea to the jurisdiction and an original answer into David L. Blumfield and Gena Miller’s wrongful death lawsuit on Oct. 22.

As previously reported in The Southeast Texas Record, the suit explains that Blumfield and Miller entrusted their male Schnauzer-mix dog, Colvig, to the business for the weekend of Sept. 9, 2016 while the pair went out of state to attend a family event only for another dog under the spa’s care to fatally attack it.

The defendant asserts that it bore no responsibility for Colvig’s death, calling into question the Harris County133rd District Court’s handling of the case.

“The district court does not have jurisdiction of this case,” the spa’s 3-page response says.

BBPS adds that it “paid for the veterinary bills in an effort to save the dog,” to which the answer claims were greater than “the fair market value of the (canine).”

Zandra Anderson of Houston is representing the respondent.

Harris County 133rd District Court Case No. 2018-61770

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