SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Act of 1934
Date of Report: April 16, 2010 (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1300 East Street, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 4.01.||Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant.|
On April 16, 2010, OurPets Company (the Company) dismissed its independent accountant, S. R. Snodgrass, A.C., because S.R. Snodgrass no longer has an office convenient to the Company. Effective April 16, 2010, the Company has engaged Neece, Malec, Seifert & Vitaz Inc. as its new independent accountant for the year ending December 31, 2010. The decision to dismiss S. R. Snodgrass and engage Neece, Malec, Seifert & Vitaz was approved by the Companys audit committee of the board of directors.
S.R. Snodgrass reports on the Companys financial statements for the years ended December 31 2009 and 2008 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor were the reports qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.
During the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, and through April 16, 2010, there were no (1) disagreements with S.R. Snodgrass on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of S.R. Snodgrass, would have caused S.R. Snodgrass to make reference thereto in its reports on the Companys financial statements for such fiscal years; and (2) reportable events as set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
No consultations occurred between the Company and the Companys new independent accountants, Neece, Malec, Seifert & Vitaz, during the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, and through April 16, 2010, regarding either (1) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Companys financial statements, or other information provided that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to an accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue; or (2) any other matters that were the subject of a disagreement or a reportable event requiring disclosure under Item 304(a)(1)(iv) or (v), respectively, of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided S.R. Snodgrass with a copy of the disclosures made in this Current Report in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K and requested that S.R. Snodgrass furnish it with a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made by the Company with respect to S.R. Snodgrass in this Current Report and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of that letter is attached as Exhibit 16.1.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Letter from S. R. Snodgrass, A.C. to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated April 22, 2010|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 22, 2010
/s/ Scott R. Mendes
Scott R. Mendes, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
|16.1||Letter from S. R. Snodgrass, A.C. to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated April 22, 2010|
April 22, 2010
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
We have read OurPets statements included under Item 4.01 of its Form 8-K filed on April 16, 2010 and we agree with such statements concerning our firm.
/s/ S.R. Snodgrass, A.C.