Animal activists accuse woman of "dog flipping"
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Animal rights activists are accusing a woman of lying about adopting animals to make a quick buck.
The Livingston Parish SPCA calls it "dog-flipping." People take in an unwanted dog for free then sell it to someone else.
It's not illegal, but parish SPCA president Terri Dunlap said how one woman is doing it is just flat-out wrong, and people need to know the truth.
I don't know how she sleeps at night," Dunlap said.
Recently, workers at the agency noticed something strange on the buy and sell website Craigslist.
"They were seeing dogs on Craigslist being given away free to good homes and then sometimes within hours or a day later, they would see the same dog with the same photo reposted for hundreds of dollars," Dunlap said.
It didn't sit well with Dunlap because this person has told several dog owners she'd keep a dog for her family but then she sells them to the highest bidder, she said.
"It's not the truth. This is a young lady who is taking your dog and going to hand it to the first person that hands her cash," she said. "She doesn't care about fenced yards or families or how your dogs going to be treated."
She accuses a woman named Miracle from Denham Springs is behind.
WBRZ attempted to call and email Miracle and also went to the house where she met-up with people to sell the dogs.
A man at the home told us she moved away two days ago but didn't know anything about the dogs.
When the person accused of flipping dogs was called a "scammer" on Craigslist by SPCA members, they responded with a post saying, "Its noones buniness wat i do im tryin to find these dogs homes it aint hurting anyone thank u very much and it aint scammin cuz they dont have to buy them they choose to."