A disturbing social media post showing a man holding two puppies by the scruffs of their necks, offering them for sale for $175, quickly brought together animal advocates determined to offer the puppies a better life. Comments by the man, holding the puppies in the cruel manner, indicated they would be used for dog fighting. And there was no way the animal rescue, Detroit Pit Crew would let that happen.
According to News Wxyz, Theresa Sumpter, with the rescue organization, had been alerted on Wednesday night about the Facebook post and quickly took action:
“We immediately were like ‘we need to save these puppies,” Theresa stated. “They are in danger now.”
And within minutes she contacted the seller, but did not tell them she was from a rescue group – so as not to mess up the sale of the pups. By Thursday morning, both puppies had been purchased for $150, dubbed Hazel and Gretel and safe. The rescuer admitted she was “beyond outraged” and had a tough time believing anyone would advertise dogs to become fighters.
“…They are not fighters, they are lovers,” Theresa continued. “Look at them. She doesn’t want to fight, she wants to be loved.”
And as to the creepy man who handled the puppies as if he had been holding up an old pair of shoes…? Detroit Pit Crew decided to do a screenshot of the person and placed the photo online to shame the punk via social media – which by itself can be harsh when tiny puppies are being portrayed as future fighting dogs.
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