Gangs use fake families in scam to sell sick puppies | News

Unscrupulous breeders and criminal gangs are using fake families to sell sick and illegally bred dogs to ignorant buyers to capitalize on the huge demand for puppies.

Rented homes, seemingly middle-class couples, and fake litter mothers have been used to trick customers into believing they are buying healthy, thoroughbred, and “designer” dogs.

The scammers use pseudonyms in seemingly legitimate online advertisements and forge documents such as vaccination cards to sell abused and imported pets for thousands of pounds, often dying within days.

A deaf and blind bulldog puppy with severe brain disease was sold to a victim for nearly £ 3,000. They named the dog George, but within a week he was sick and had to be euthanized.

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