In Gilbert, Arizona, the wife of a billionaire dumped seven sick Rottweiler puppies and their mother to a charity animal rescue claiming she could no longer care for the dogs. Shelley Froehlich, the founder and owner of Rotten Rottie Rescue, had not been aware the woman who told her she had been suffering from cancer, was Sylvia Shoen, the wife of Joe Shoen, the son of U-Haul’s founder with an estimated worth of $2.7 billion. You see, Froehlich felt sincere compassion for the woman and her dogs and waived the $600 surrender fee.
According to AZCentral, Sylvia Shoen failed to mention her husband was a billionaire. Even more troubling, the dogs had been so inbred, they suffered from hip dysplasia, were overdue for their vaccinations and tested positive for parasites one week before they were surrendered. Some of the pups suffered from mange, roundworm and one had been hit by a car. Medical expenses for the dogs were estimated to cost more than $15,000.
Rotten Rottie Rescue We received 7 Rottweilers. Mom, coco, and two- eight month old puppies from her first litter and four- 10 week old puppies from her 2nd litter. I will take King to a surgeon who can actually do the surgery this week and get a written estimate. My vet, can not perform this surgery as he is general practice and this will take a specialist. His guesstimate is that the surgery will cost $8000 but I have nothing solid yet.
Shelley asked the woman to pay for the medical expenses for the dogs since the rescue was unable to afford the surgery, but Shoen refused.
“Don’t force me to put them out of their misery when you can give them a good life. You probably have a hand bag that costs more than what [surgeries] would cost,” the rescue owner texted to Shoen.
And when the situation hit social media, the post was shared hundreds of times until Joe Shoen finally paid $15,310 to cover the surgeries for two of the dogs.
Video#1 (Watch how King had to walk)
“Suffering through every time he tries to move. I’m not sure how he dislocated his hip but it doesn’t take a brain to know that there is something seriously wrong with this puppy. And she refuses to get him the help that he needs? How dare she dump her dog on me in this condition, without any resources, and no options for him other than to put him to sleep or come up with $8000!,” Froehlich posted.
“Rotten Rottie Rescue What really got to Joe is that I yelped a bad review in his different U-Haul locations. All of them. Everybody should also do this!”
“…I want this to be her legacy. Not that she owned U-Haul but that she was a mean old nasty person that abused and neglected her dogs and sat back and watched them suffer day after day and could have done something about it very easily but refused to spend a few of the billions of dollars that she has to make them comfortable. Help me please do this. For the love of Rottweilers everywhere, make this woman’s name a household name and never rent another U-Haul ever again! Rent a truck from budget Instead! Thank you…”
Joe Shoen contends the rescue encouraged “people to act in a vile manner.” He said he apologized and stated his dogs were well-cared for and did not have worms.
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