A woman is accused of selling an adopted pup to fund a vacation. The damning accusation was made via social media because the rescue group who initially adopted the dog out is hoping to find the young dog who was sold. The public post, made by Erin Morse with Midwest Animal Resq, begins:
This is Michelle Francis she came to in a few weeks ago to adopt a puppy. She gave us a sob story and was in tears about how much she loved the pup, and could we work with her on the fee. We obliged, wanting nothing more than a dog to be in a great loving home… Or so we thought.
Turns out she was trying to make a quick buck and shortly there after sold our dog for $500 on a swap page, so she could fund an upcoming vacation.
According to Morse, the pup who was sold on the swap page has medical conditions which the new owner may not be aware of. Morse wrote:
We are trying desperately to find the dog. I have contacted local media, the sheriffs office, and have made every attempt to contact Ms Francis. Please share far and wide, and hopes we can find the dog, and at least make sure he is cared for, and getting the medical attention he needs.
Morse wants whoever is in possession of the dog to know that they are not in trouble – the rescue group just wants to speak to the person who had the dog in order to pass along the full medical history. The rescue agency has stated that it is willing to reimburse the individual for the purchase price if they are unable (or unwilling) to care for him.
According to Morse, the adopter is from the Stockton area – the dog was originally adopted from Raytown, MO and sold on a Missouri swap page.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Morse – Facebook link here.
Note: Morse has advised people to not contact Polk Co Animal control because they are aware of the situation and have banned her from their facility.
(Image via Facebook/Morse)
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page
14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.
Animal control officer charged with cruelty for allegedly slamming tiny kitten to the floor – read more here.
Story idea? Please email Eims1@live.com for consideration
Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you have to do more than just “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”