Have any payments been made in the 2007 tainted pet food settlement?

The pet food recall began back in 2007. Thousands of dogs and cats in
both the US and Canada died after eating pet food that contained
melamine, tainted wheat gluten imported from china. At least six pet
food companies issued recalls at that time.

In the wake of those recalls, a class action lawsuit was filed. Ten
thousand claims were filed by pet owners; the average cost of their
bills was $1500.

In November of 2008 a settlement was reached for 24 million dollars. So
far, no payment has been handed out because of appeals filed in the
case. If you are part of the settlement or want to read more about it,
there is a website available for consumers. Go to

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