A Staunton woman is suing over a kennel's alleged release of the wrong dog, which was not hers and that subsequently injured her.

Janet A. Skertich filed the suit Jan. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Kennelwood Village, doing business as Kennelwood Pet Resorts.

On Feb. 13, 2015, the plaintiff and her husband boarded their chocolate Labrador retriever at the defendant's kennel. Two days later, they returned to the defendant to pick up their dog, but the kennel allegedly gave them a similar looking dog instead.

The suit states the defendant is guilty of negligence because it allegedly failed to keep track of the dogs in its care, placed dogs in the wrong kennels, failed to verify the identity of their dogs and returned a dog to the plaintiff that did not belong to her.

In addition, the suit alleges the dog jerked Skertich's arm into a door frame causing injury to the arm, disability, pain and suffering. 

She seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by Laura A. Cole of Smith, Mendenhall, Selby & Cole of Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-03

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