Glasgow teen left distraught after twisted dog breeder sells her dying puppy

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A SCOTS teenager shared how distressed she was after a wicked puppy breeder sold her a sick dog.

Cara Fitzpatrick, 16, of Glasgow was heartbroken after her beagle puppy Winston died days after it was picked up.


Cara with poor puppy Winston
Winston died after being sold by a puppy dealer


Winston died after being sold by a puppy dealer

After seeing the Gumtree ad, Cara and her boyfriend fell in love with the pooch as soon as they saw the pictures.

The man who sold the puppies claimed they were eight weeks old and had all been health screened, vaccinated and microchipped.

However, a visit to the vets confirmed that the teenager had been betrayed when Winston’s health deteriorated.

Cara told the Scottish Sun, “We were looking for a puppy for a while and went to Gumtree where we saw a little beagle.

“We looked at the photos and measured Winston. He had a heart on the side of his body and we fell in love with him.

“We knew he was who we wanted.

“The man was down to earth and pretended to have done it all before.

“The only worry we had was that he only gave us a zip code and not a full address in Pollokshields.

“We asked him if we could go to the pups, but he apologized that he was already downstairs and staying quite high up in an apartment, which would mean leading Winston up and down the stairs again.

“We were just so in the moment with Winston that we thought nothing of it.”

When the couple brought their puppy home on Wednesday, he was full of joy.

But the puppy’s condition began to worsen on Friday night when the couple was woken by the sound of Winston being sick.

She added, “It was early Friday morning when we were awakened to Winston’s illness.

Bad puppy

“He was sick about eight or nine times that night.

“We took him to the vets on Saturday evening because he only slept through the day.

“He got an anti-disease from the vets that we had to pay £ 212 for.”

The puppy was kept in the hospital and then diagnosed with parvovirus.

It means he was taken away from his mother too soon and did not have the right amount of white blood cells to fight the virus. Its protein content was also extremely low.

The vets then confirmed that the puppy was actually five or six weeks old.

Winston sadly died on Wednesday October 13th.

Cara is now on a Charity Walk to Raise Awareness About Puppy Farms, which will be held from PDSA Tollcross to Vets on Nov 13 at 1:20 p.m. from PDSA Tollcross

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She said, “I want to raise awareness about puppy farms because I wasn’t aware of it and didn’t see the signs.

“I think it’s something we should talk more about.

“We will have buckets for change and all of the money raised will go to the PDSA, which has helped us pay vet bills.”

The teenager urged people to be aware of puppy farm signs and to make sure you can see the puppy’s mom and dad before buying.

Cara says the whole ordeal stopped her from buying a dog for the moment, and it took a heavy toll on her mental health.

She added, “Winston was only here a week and that’s how I got attached to him.

“His death has seriously affected my mental health.

“I have to be careful that this doesn’t happen to me again.”

Winston was so bad that he had to be syringe-fed


Winston was so bad that he had to be syringe-fed
The death of Winston broke Cara's heart


The death of Winston broke Cara’s heart
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