A man whose dog’s death from kidney failure could be connected to the pet food recall has filed suit against Walmart, Menu Foods and Del Monte. The man is asking for class-action status. From SmartMoney:
Schwinger alleges that his dog Sandy, an otherwise healthy 2-year-old, had to be euthanized as a result of eating Menu Foods’ Ol’ Roy Pet Food and Del Monte’s Canine Carry-out Bacon Bite, which were purchased at a Wal-Mart store in Cassville.
Schwinger said Sandy’s health began declining in late February and early March but that he continued offering the dog the same food, unaware that it was contaminated.
Aw, that’s really sad. Schwinger’s lawsuit claims that the defendants “failed to prevent the distribution of tainted pet foods after the discovery of contaminated wheat gluten in their ingredients.” We don’t imagine this is going to be a fun lawsuit, but considering the scope of the contamination and the death toll involved, it was inevitable. —MEGHANN MARCO