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Puppy farming pooch sold for £1k on Gumtree poos blood and nearly dies
March 12, 2021
A miracle pup survived an ordeal with callous puppy farmers who dropped her off lifeless on the doorstep of a family, as shown in a shocking video.
Skye the whippet was advertised for sale in Glasgow on Gumtree for £1,000 and was bought by a family in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.
Carolann Thomas said the seller dropped the dog off at their house on February 27 and everything seemed fine until they took Skye inside, Daily Record reports.
Footage shows that the puppy was extremely underweight and could barely walk.
Carolann said her paws and tail were covered in dog poo and urine burns.
She told the Record: "I saw the ad on Gumtree and I haven't bought a dog for years.
"Usually, I'd look through ads in the paper so I had never heard of puppy farmers on Gumtree.
"The woman came to our house. She had blonde hair, fake nails, fake eyelashes, and had an Irish accent.
"She seemed very calm – she didn't seem nervous at all."
The family took Skye upstairs to give her a bath but things took a turn for the worst when the sick puppy began to poo blood.
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She continued: "Loose faeces started coming out covered in blood. I tried to phone the woman back but she wouldn't answer the phone."
Skye was rushed to the vets the next day after she rapidly deteriorated during the night.
Carolann managed to get in touch with the seller by calling her using a different phone but soon after she explained Sky was unwell, the seller hung up and blocked the number.
The gravely ill puppy spent seven days in the vets and is lucky to be alive after a miraculous recovery.
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Carolann and her husband believe the puppy farmers are delivering the dogs in the dark to avoid being seen and using many different names.
She said: "You see it happening on the TV but you never expect it to happen to you.
"Who would do that to poor puppies?"
As well as paying £1,000 for the pup the family had to pay around £1,000 on vet bills to save her.
The incident was reported to the Scottish SSPCA who are investigating.
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Scottish SPCA special investigations unit chief inspector, who cannot be named due to undercover operations, said: "We are investigating all cases reported to us, alongside the other leading agencies, and we are doing what we can to disrupt the multi-million-pound low-welfare industry.
"Please do not accept any excuses for someone to drop a puppy off to you.
"These people are master manipulators and no matter how legitimate it seems, you must insist on seeing the puppy with mum.
"Be very careful about buying a puppy online as this is where bad breeders are thriving just now."
Dog lovers can also visit www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk to find the signs of a bad breeder.