First rule of thumb when acquiring a new dog...know the source before you buy, visit the source, see both dam and sire if possible (if not, at least one of them) and examine the facilities. Any breeder that will not comply should be avoided at all costs.
Now that you already have this poor pup, you've got a choice to make...rarely can you blame irresponsibility in the researching portion of the purchase on the breeder, and rarely are you able to keep the dog and be reimbursed costs for care. Litigation will be expensive and can't be done in your own State, but is done in the State of purchase (another reason to stay local when adopting a new dog...out of State "breeders" LOVE unsuspecting out-of-towners for that reason!)
Mange is treatable...if you love the pup and want to keep it, suck it up and get proper medical treatment and learn not to repeat this mistake again. If the other disease (you didn't say what it was) is also treatable, the same applies. If it's a fatal disorder and you're able to prove it's a result of facility or breeding, then by all means, sad as it is, return the dying puppy and get your money back.
(Sorry it's this heartbreaking to learn the lesson we all harp about on here but so many make fun of. Good luck.)
· 9 years ago