Massive £1000 reward offered to find owner of ‘bred to death’ dog (Image: Canine Campus Pet Rescue and Food Bank)
A MASSIVE £1000 reward is being offered to find the owner of a dog which it is claimed was “bred to death”.
Glasgow dog charity Canine Campus Pet Rescue and Food Bank is offering the four-figure sum after being forced to put down a French bulldog.
The charity claims the dog was left with a mass in her stomach, internal bleeding, a prolapsed anus, a fractured jaw, pneumonia and a lung disease when she was recovered by the charity.
Due to the extent of these injuries, vets decided to put her down humanely to end her suffering, and now her rescuers are determined to find answers.
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Charity volunteer Kellyann Stevenson-Molla believes the owners potentially could have made up to £50,000 profit if they had sold her puppies.
The 43-year-old claims the dog came from the Glasgow area and has reported the situation to the SSPCA, which has now launched an investigation.
The dog had to be put down (Image: Canine Campus Pet Rescue and Food Bank)
Kellyann told the Glasgow Times: “She was definitely bred to death. She’s got a prolapsed anus, fractured jaw, eye issues, pneumonia, lung disease and was unable to breathe properly.
“She’s had numerous litters. These dogs have several genetic disorders and people are breeding them, then passing them off to rescues after making £50,000 plus from puppy sales.
“We have put up a £1000 reward for more information about the real owner of Lady Marmalade.
“She’s torn the hearts out of many, and we owe it to her to get justice and find the breeders abusing animals in this manner for financial gain.”
The dog had many health issues (Image: Canine Campus Pet Rescue and Food Bank)
Canine Campus Pet Rescue and Food Bank started up in the Gorbals in Glasgow then expanded to Rutherglen.
Now it has foster volunteers across Scotland and aims to give dogs a second chance at life.
Its team are determined to raise awareness for bad breeding practises and urge animal lovers to be on alert when buying puppies.
Kellyann explained: “The public is sadly funding this suffering by not being strict enough with what a breeder needs to provide.
“They see the cute puppy walk away with a genetic time bomb that will cost thousands in its first two years.
“It’s sad times for the rescue having to pick up the pieces.
“Most people won’t buy a car without an MOT. Don’t buy a puppy without a breeder registration number or health tests and vet checks.
“This horrible breeding practice needs to stop.”
The SSPCA confirmed it has been notified of the complaint and is investigating the situation.