Vet Clinics Accuse Pet Funeral Homes of Improperly Disposing of Animals – BizWest

FORT COLLINS — Two Weld County veterinary clinics have been accused of improperly disposing of pets at a Fort Collins-based pet cemetery, failing to adhere to agreements to separate pet remains and from animals other than designated pets. Accused of providing pet paw prints.

Slobber Shop LLC, which does business as Edwards Veterinary Care in Greeley, and Western Skies Animal Rehabilitation LLC of Windsor filed the lawsuit Friday against Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory Inc.

This case is brought under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. The doctors’ clinics claim that Precious Memories willfully “failed to provide services as advertised and invoiced.” Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that “Defendants suppressed information and failed to demonstrate … that the crematorium improperly accepted animals that were accepted by the crematorium.” … When a private cremation was requested, the requester provided, in addition to the animal’s soil paw prints, for disposal of the animal. When a general mass burial was requested, at a landfill. Burial of animals in mass graves when general mass burial was requested, and disposal of animal carcasses and ashes in landfills when on-site dispersal services were advertised and requested.”

The lawsuit names Lisa Kuemmerlin Staggs as the owner of Precious Memories, and the Colorado Secretary of State records that Lisa Staggs founded the company in January 2003 and is still the company’s registered agent as of December 26, 2023. was listed as However, Samantha Lemmon Staggs answered a call to the facility and told BizWest she was the owner.

“We’re under new ownership,” she said. He wasn’t sure when ownership changed but said it was a few years ago.

He denied the allegations. “I don’t,” she said.

An email message to Deanna Edwards at the Edwards Clinic was not acknowledged. A person who answered the telephone there asked that questions be submitted by email.

The case is Slobber Shoppe LLC dba Edwards Veterinary Care and Western Skies Animal Rehabilitation LLC dba Western Skies End of Life Veterinary Care v. Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory Inc., case number 2024cv30072, filed Jan. 26 in the District of County Sheriff’s Office. Court.

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