Published On: Sun, Aug 9th, 2015

The Crusader: Age-old problem of vet’s bills

A family’s pet insurance claim over a vet’s bill for their sick dog hit hurdle after hurdle until they shared their tale of woe with Crusader.

The Macks, mother Margaret and adult son Ian, faced deadlock after submitting £168 of charges for their sick dog Zeus to Animal Friends.

“We have always paid the premiums and never claimed before but this is most unfair,” says Margaret, 73, from Surrey.

The confusing demands and accusations of “misrepresentations” coming from Animal Friends did not help, they say.

Zeus, a stray, became part of the Mack family five years ago after they adopted him from Battersea Dogs Home.

Like all rescue dogs his age was approximate, as Ian, who is disabled, told Animal Friends when he took out cover in early 2011.

He says: “I gave the policy details over the phone and the only thing the customer services person questioned was Zeus’s breed.

He said he only had room for one type in the box but Zeus is a cross, so we settled on rottweiler.

We gave his details exactly as we had received them.”

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Daily Express

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