Video: Apparent Dog-Flipping Attempt Sparks Outrage in Hawaii


Written by: Phil Monahan


Here’s a frustrating story from Honolulu. The Hawaiian Humane Society was so excited that a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Sally Mae had been adopted that they posted a photo of the dog with her new owner on the organization’s Facebook page. But just one hour later, the dog was being offered for sale in a misleading Craigslist ad.

The ad claimed the owner and her boyfriend were busy working two jobs and unable to take care of the dog. The ad asked for a $200 “rehoming” fee or best offer.

“It’s really disappointing to think that animals are really seen as a commodity versus your loving pet that’s part of your family so that’s really hard for us,” said Christina Kam, Hawaiian Humane Society’s communications and event coordinator.

Dog-flipping is not a new phenomenon, but there seems to be a rise in cases like this one. As you’ll see in the report above, the culprit changed her story dramatically when contacted by reporters, but she still sounds pretty guilty to me. We need better laws to stop this kind of thing.

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