(WFLA) – They were told he was 8 weeks old and had his shots. But the very night Chelsea and Anthony Scroppo bought a puppy they named Bhodie for Chelsea’s mom Cheryl, there were problems.
“He had bloody diarrhea all night, the first night and we were texting you know “Ashleigh” to see if he had his shots. She had told me that he had and what vet? There was no reply,” said Cheryl.
Like others 8 On Your Side has found, Chelsea and Anthony spotted an ad for this puppy on Craigslist. They paid $250 to Hayley Lidey, who uses the name “Ashleigh”, and her boyfriend Alberto Anaya.
“It was them,” said Chelsea. “Her boyfriend, I met. I saw her in the vehicle with him, but she didn’t attempt to talk to us or get out or anything like that.”RELATED: Craigslist puppy at death’s door when sold to Pasco family
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, health certificates are required to accompany the sale of any cat or dog.
“They told us when we picked the puppy up that they would have the documentation of shots and everything and there was nothing, and then when I questioned them they said I had to call the vet, they were going to give me all the information,” explained Chelsea.
That is the same story Christopher and Shawn Tomaras heard when they bought a puppy in April from Lidey. They too spotted an ad on Craigslist.RELATED: Seller of parvo puppy on Craigslist staying in jail
“As soon as I saw him I just fell in love with him,” remembered Shawn.
The puppy she named Leo, sick with parvo, died within five days. Another viewer who recognized Lidey from our report tells us, she bought a puppy from her in November. Rocky was also sick with parvo, he survived. Sherry McCormic of Port Richey bought a puppy she named Bella from Lidey. She discovered the puppy was at death’s door with parvo.
“I hope she rots in jail for what she did,” stated Sherry.
Lidey spent most of May in jail for violating probation on an unrelated conviction. After fighting parvo with Bhodie, Cheryl Hostetler hopes Lidey ends up behind bars.
“We got the medicine and IV fluids, given to him. I was giving them to him at home and three days later he died in my lap,” said Cheryl.RELATED: Puppy purchased on Craigslist dies 5 days later
Cheryl adopted Bhodie after her dog of 12 years died. She ended up burying the puppy next to her dog. That she says was devastating.SEE MORE TOP CLICKED STORIES:
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