SAN DIEGO (KRON) — On Thursday a jury in San Diego determined Petco shouldn’t be responsible for the dying of a boy who died from a rat chew.
The pet rat was bought at a Petco retailer in San Diego again in 2013.
10-yr-previous Aidan Pankey contracted “rat chew fever” after he was uncovered to the contaminated rat.
The boy’s household sued Petco for $20 million, accusing them of not doing sufficient to stop contaminated rats from being bought, and never warning clients.
Jurors say though it was a troublesome determination, they discovered Petco was not negligent within the boy’s dying.
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