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Finding Forever Homes on August 19, 2017

Weeks-Old Puppy Offered in Exchange for Drugs

A North Carolina woman rescued an abused 10-week-old puppy after his owner tried to give the pooch away in exchange for crack cocaine at a Charlotte gas station, NBC afiliate WCNC reported.

Fearing the dog would be traded for drugs, Kaitlyn Cappelluti offered the man $50 for the young puppy. She took him to the South Charlotte Dog Rescue where he is being treated for dehydration, skin burns and an infection on his docked tail.

The shelter says he will be available for adoption at the end of the month.

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