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Settlement reached, not paid in dispute over rescued pooch

Adopting owner claims rescue group stole dog
Posted at 7:29 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 22:29:34-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The cost of the legal battle over a rescue dog is now over $15,000.

A 13 Action News investigation into a woman's claims that a rescue group stole her pet escalated after the dog died under mysterious circumstances.

According to court documents, the Pekingese rescue group Pekes Paws and Tails and its founder Tanya Filippone agreed to pay Jayne McKenna $14,000 to settle the case filed by McKenna over a dog named Wicket Bear.

A document filed by Filippone's attorney states, "This offer is made only as a compromise and to 'buy peace' between said parties on the claims at bar. This offer is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, an admission or concession regarding the claims and/or Complaint/Answer and Counterclaim."

McKenna says it was supposed to be paid by Monday, but because no payments were made by either Tanya or the rescue she has filed motions with the court seeking additional costs of $2,597 bringing the total to $16,597.

We reached out to Filippone's lawyer for an explanation about the judgment not being paid. We are still waiting to hear back.

According the Regional Justice Center Civil Law self-help center, "It is up to the judgment creditor -- not the court -- to collect from the judgment debtor."

For more information about judgments and collections in civil courts click here.

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