In Las Vegas, dozens of puppies have died after purchasing them from Craigslist. Not long after a woman came forward crying over her dying puppy, than other victims of the tragic situation began to speak out. According to Fox News, another puppy purchased in March has been at the veterinarian hospital after suffering seizures:
“It was like a tone of bricks,” stated the woman who still waits to hear about the condition of her husky-mix puppy named Titan. “It was really sad to know it wasn’t just my puppy, but a lot of people that it happened to, that had gone through the same thing. You get a puppy for happiness, bring it home into our home for joy like I did for my daughters,” sadly described Gretta McCall as she described her search for a husky breed.
Gretta had been following the adoptions of husky puppies on Animal Foundation and as she and her family hurried to the rescue to adopt one, the last pup had already been re-homed. Of course, after the children were hoping for a puppy, Gretta stated she turned to Craigslist, and although she admits she initially had a bad feeling when the man insisted they meet in a parking lot to meet the puppy, and when the man drove up in a BMW with the license plates removed, she still agreed when she instantly fell in love with fluffy Titan.
Exuberant over the adorable little pup, it was only days later, they noticed he had worms. It was many veterinarian trips and thousands of dollars later, yet Titan wasn’t improving. And on Tuesday when the dog began to have seizures, she rushed him to the veterinarian hospital again where he is now fighting to survive what might be distemper.
The Nevada Voters for Animals is supporting the expenses for the surviving puppies, but wants something done about this alleged operation where sickness prevails and owners are left heartbroken. The organization posted their position on their Facebook page early Thursday morning demanding action from authorities and have been asking other victims to contact them:
“DISTEMPER OUTBREAK??? We are asking authorities what constitutes an outbreak and who declares it. We are asking Metro, DA, and all animal control agencies to come together (task force) and aggressively pursue, investigate and prosecute this ring of diseased puppy sellers/abusers. We are also asking they put out detailed info (press release or press conference) to the dozens (if not hundreds or thousands) of victims on what they need to do if a victim. FOR NOW, we are asking all tips to come through Nevada Voters For Animals via private message. Stay tuned for updates!”
Please don’t buy any animals off of Craigslist. More on this terrible situation here: