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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Was the dog sold with any type of warranty or is there any record that can show that you were aware that you had knowledge about this condition prior to sale?
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Generally, pets are treated under the law as chatels / merchandise and if the item / dog is sold without any written warranty and the seller did not make a material misrepresentation about condition of the dog, in order to induce sale, than generally, there is no legal obligation to provide a refund to the buyer, based on discovery of the congenital condition, since the buyer also had a chance to conduct his/her due diligence and could have had the dog fully examined by a local veterinarian, prior to the purchase.
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