Woman’s plea for help to pay vet bills after ‘dreadful’ scam
A woman on a disability pension has been left with thousands of dollars of vet bills after becoming the victim of a cruel pet scam.
Catie bought German Shephard puppy, Rocky, for $4500 after her mother died and her psychiatrist suggested she get a support pet.
The people she purchased the pup from had bought the dog two days earlier for only $900 and charged her more than four times what they had paid for him.
Rocky always had trouble running and at only seven months old needed a total hip replacement.
Not-for-profit, Pet Medical Crisis, has donated $1000 towards the surgery, and negotiated for a vet to perform the procedure for $6000, rather than the usual $10,000, but Catie has still been left out of pocket.
“She has no money,” CEO of Pet Medical Crisis, Jennifer Hunt, told Dee Dee.
“It’s just dreadful.
“We really need another $3000 to help pay for this total hip replacement. That’s one side, and he may well need another one on the other side as well.”
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