Horst Hoefinger | Feb 13th 2009
A woman in Columbia, PA claimed she found two purebred stray dogs, both filthy and without tags.
Brandi Anderson told police she kept them for a few days, then decided to sell them so they’d have a good home.
Anderson wrote on her Internet ad offering the dogs for sale that she inherited the dogs from a deceased relative. She told police she fabricated that story because she didn’t think people would want to buy strays.
Or maybe, because no one would want to buy stolen dogs. She has been charged with theft of lost property, since she didn’t take reasonable measures to find the dogs’ owner.
I think the worst part of this story is that she was charged with theft of lost property. Showing, once again, that dogs are just thought of as chattel.
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