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When the Hawaiian Humane Society posted a photo of Sally Mae, a 10-year old Jack Russell Terrier that had just been adopted, friends and dog lovers rejoiced in the deserving dog finding a loving forever home.
But, just one hour after she was adopted, Sally Mae’s new family put an ad on Craigslist, asking a $200 re-homing fee – more than double what they’d just paid in adoption fees from the Humane Society.
In the Craigslist ad, Sally Mae’s brand new family claimed they were struggling to care for the dog since they were busy working two jobs.
Now, the Hawaiian Humane Society is trying to contact Sally Mae’s adopters to find out if they simply adopted her for a profit or if they’re really struggling to care for her. Although, by law, there is nothing they can do about it, the Humane Society just wants Sally Mae returned to them.
“We’re just really imploring her to come and return Sally to us so we can just get her to a new home. She does have a medical condition,” Christina Kam, Hawaiian Humane Society’s communications and event coordinator told KHON2.
‘Dog Flipping,’ as it is becoming known, is a growing problem among shelters and rescues. While not illegal, it is unethical and just plain wrong.