Animal, Consumer Advocates Want To Muzzle Pet Leasing In California

Monday, August 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — People commonly lease homes, cars, even furniture. Now, add pets to that list of things that can leased and repossessed.

Angela Kyme admits she was vulnerable when she first laid eyes on a puppy named ‘Harley.’

“Our previous dog was hit by a car on Valentine’s Day and my kids were heartbroken,” she says.

She says negotiating the pup’s price got emotional too.

“I was in tears,” says Kyme. The breeder told her, “you need this dog, you need this dog to replace your other dog.”

But when Kyme told the breeder she couldn’t afford to pay $2000, the breeder offered her a loan, which Kyme understood would work like a credit card.