Sick, abused pets being sold on Craigslist

by: Jenna Deery Updated:

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CONCORD, N.C. - There is a warning from animal shelters that sellers on Craigslist may be trying to take advantage of families looking for a pet.

People are being tricked into taking on a sick animal, instead of getting a good deal.

Every animal at the Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County has a story, and it's Director Judy Sims' job to give them a happy ending.

But one story she hates hearing lately is the trouble people are getting into from getting pets on Craigslist.

Eyewitness News found dozens of postings by people advertising dogs for sale and she said the ads can be deceiving.

The ads do not explain problems the animal may have inside and Sims knows of several cases where animals were purchased sick or abused.