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the horror's of Craigslist
August 26, 2010

The following is not pleasant to look at but is necessary to let everyone know why they should NEVER BUY A DOG FROM CRAIGSLIST.

Curly Tail has assigned volunteers whose job it is to wade through the pages of Craigslist in our area, trying to save as many pugs like these, as we can.


Late on Friday night Curly Tail received a frantic email from a woman who had just purchased two Pugs off of Craigslist. As she put it, she and her family had been "taken on a very expensive ride."

They replied to an ad stating that the owner of two Pugs had no place to live and needed to find a place for her two pugs immediately or else she was going to leave them behind. The well intentioned purchaser received very misleading photos of Mugsy and Carly. The Craigslist seller met her family with Carly and Mugsy in a parking lot. It was explained to us that "once she (the seller) got our money, she jumped in her car and took off."

The distraught email we received said this pair had to be moved immediately because the new owner could clearly see they were in desperate need for major medical care and this was not what she was expecting. She was hoping to purchase 2 healthy pugs and was in for the shock of her life.
This is a classic example of the dangers of purchasing pets from Craigslist! Ads are misleading and you simply never know whom you are really dealing with!

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3 year old Carly is sadly in far worse shape than Mugsy. We are pleased that she does not have mange however, what was described as "sensitive skin" is actually a very serious skin issue. This is the result of long time neglect & horrific living conditions. Carly's skin is literally peeling off with infection. She is covered in open sores & oozing wounds from infection. She has elephant skin covering her ears, stomach and limbs. Her whole body is swelled from inflammation and her ears & eyes are oozing with infection as well.

In addition to Carly's "skin issues" (at the time thought to be mange), both dogs had "crust and green goo" coming out of their eyes and it was suspected that Carly recently had a litter of puppies. Both were infested with fleas and their nails were so long they couldn't walk properly.
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For the full story on Carly and Mugsy and to find out how you can help, visit the Curly Tail Pug Rescue website today.

Posted by Lori on August 26, 2010 12:00 AM permalink Comments (7)



Libby commented August 26, 2010 4:17 PM

But thank God - that these two precious creatures are no longer in the hands of those horrible people.



emily the biker pug commented August 26, 2010 8:30 PM

Lori that is enough to make a grown man cry.
What in God's name are these people thinking of.
I can't even say what I want cause my BP will go so high I will have a stroke.
That little pug is so cute it won't be long before that lost look in her eyes fades away and her new life will be spoiled rotten.
I hope CTPR does lots of before and after pics so people can see what great work you guys do.
I hope those owners fell on very hard times and that is why they were so neglected (not an excuse though) but if it is just plain thoughtless neglect I would like to kick the sh*t out of them.
Ok I will go calm down, but they are very sickening pics.



Lori commented August 26, 2010 9:24 PM

Yes it is very sickening and disturbing. To put it plainly some people just SUCK!!



Mike Masishin commented August 26, 2010 11:37 PM

I fully agree with Ken above. And when I say, I'd like to get my hands around their throat, I mean just that....I don't like to fight unless I'm forced to....this is me, my back to the camera, customer captured it on cell, a violent heroin addict shoplifter who hit us 4-5 times, finally caught him, my hand around his throat and knee on his head until the police got there.......if they catch those people Lori, let me know..........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJoW2xoVVXM



emily the biker pug commented August 27, 2010 5:31 AM

Lori is the craigslist chip in the fastest to reach its goal?
CTPR people are the BEST!



Lori commented August 27, 2010 10:01 AM

I think so ETBP, our last two campaigns reached their respective goals within 24 hours. We have such wonderful supporters!!!



Lauren commented August 29, 2010 11:09 AM

what the hell??? This makes me so sick! I cannot believe how cruel people can be. I never wish harm on people but when they abuse poor helpless animals like these, I do wish Karma kicks them right in the big ole' ass. This is just so horrible!

My friend has three pugs of her own...loves em' to death :) Her and her husband decided to start fostering pugs. She is now a foster mommy to two siblings...a boy and a girl. One is blind and the other is not in great shape either. They are going to nurse them back to health and hopefully find lovable homes for them.


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