A Rockford woman is getting sued by Furry Babies pet store over a Facebook post.
The company filed the lawsuit, suing animal rights activist Kathy Mehalko, for defamation. According to court records Furry Babies says Mehalko posted a picture of a kennel and then wrote a post accusing Furry Babies of getting its puppies from dogs in puppy mills. Furry Babies says its never bought a puppy from the kennel pictured in her post. It's asking for at least $50,000 in damages.
Mehalko told 13 WREX she is fighting the case because she believes she did nothing wrong. Her first request to have the case dismissed was denied by the judge but her lawyer plans to file another motion to dismiss the case. Furry Babies' attorney did not return our phone call for comment.The next court date is set for May 25.