Mariah Sued for $30K in Vet Bills
Carey apparently needed a doctor to feed, groom
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2010 8:10 AM CDT
In this Sept. 13, 2009 photo, singer-actress Mariah Carey participates in news conference for the film "Precious" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Go ahead and make a joke about Mariah Carey being in the doghouse: The diva is being sued by her veterinarian for $30,000 in unpaid bills for her three dogs. Dr. Cindy Bressler claims in her lawsuit she provided “extraordinary services” for Jack Russell terriers Cha-Cha, Dolomite, and JJ—including delivering Dolomite, TMZ reports.

Carey racked up a $37,800 bill in just over a month and has allegedly only paid $8,200 of it, the AP reports. Dr. Bressler’s website touts her services to “prominent New Yorkers and celebrity clients,” and she apparently fed and groomed the pups while Carey promoted Precious. The pooches have long been a prominent part of Carey’s career, appearing in video sketches and on her Twitter feed.