I found a purebred Shetlie on 7/04/05. I have been unable to locate the owner, and the dog can't stay here. He fights with all my other dogs and isn't housetrained! I've been trying to find him a home, and I've gotten two suspicious e-mails. Do you think these are scams?
Hello.... I'm highly impressed to grant your pet a loving forever home.I wish i re-homed the pet to my passionate garden here in uk. I'm happily married and living confortably. I'm us citizen but currently in the uk to accept a job offer with the uk christain ministries, i spent my quaterly holidays in my house in the state. Recently, i lost my adorable pet on our way going for his VET check. I want to adopt yours in replace so that it'll minimise the pain and reduce the tragedy in my mind. I hope your pet is loving and good ? I'll be responsible for the pick-up so all i need from you are as follows: The pet name, mode of feedings, present condition, price, pictures if available. I urge you to contact the pet shipper's company a (email@example.com) so that you can as well make your intention known to them. because i've earlier informed them so they might be the first to contact you. I have to leave no stone unturned, as i'll forward you a "MO" or "cashier's check" drawn direct throughtout the us banks as regards the payment for the pet, to crown it all you're to be given $50 as compensation of your efforts for taking good care of the pet up till this moment that it find a loving home. I'm mailing you to show my affectionate for the pet and it must base on trust. So forward your datas to prepare the payment. i.e 1- your name to issue the payment 2- home address 3- zipe code 4- tel phone number. Treat this as matter of urgency and get back to me with all informations within your knowledge. Mrs Daniela Dash
Dear Sir/Ma, I am a Veterinary Doctor From Africa with clients all over West African countries and UK cities, we also run many zoo in some African cities and London towns. I have Clinics in most west African and UK Cities. I can assure you that your pet is not going for an experiment or going to end up in Lab. testing. I have a client who's interested in your lovely pet and also willing to pay me anything i charged to bring it to his lovely home, infact he would love it to be part of the family for his birthday Party coming up soon, he's a pet lover and we pay him visit every week for treatment to all his pets. I will need to know some certain things that gets the pet annoyed and things that gets it aggressive. For Adoption fee, although i will have to negociate the Adoption fee you want me to pay. and Inrespect of payment i have a client in the USA who he has agreed to procure a Cashier's/Official check or USPS postal money order for ($5,500.00US) which he's oweing me to you. All i need to do to make payment easier and faster is to instruct him to procure a cashier's/Official check or USPS Postal Money Order and mail it to you on the address and name you want on the check or Postal money order. But i would want to know if i can trust you to send the remainder of the funds to my shipper via Western union Money Transfer after deducting your Adoption fee, as soon as the check or postal money order get cashed so that my shipper will make arrangement for the pick up at your location to deliver it to the Adoptee's home, he will need this money to secure flight tickets to North and South America to pick all the Animal i Adopted and deliver all to thier different homes in UK and wherever. I will like you to mail me asap to enable me arrange payment. Furnish me with the name you want on the check or postal money order, your home address as in zipcode,city,etc and your contact phone number, so I can forward it to my client who will purchase the check or postal money order for the payment. All you have to do is simple, if you received the check or USPS Postal Money order, cash it at any cashing centres nearer to you, deduct your Adoption fee that we aggreed upon, send the differences to my shipper via Western union money transfer and my shipper will come to your place and pick up the pet. If you have any question or enquiry to make concerning this transaction. You can reach me on phone number +234 1 773 4588 Thank you Dr. Nick Stockman
I would suggest you contact ANY Sheltie rescue group and they will take the dog and place it in a good home. Those sound very strange to me. Where do you live? One of my friends has been doing Sheltie rescue for many years and she read those and got upset. I'll be glad to help you find a rescue org that will take the dog.
Don't fall for those email scams. You'll still have the dog and be out whatever money they send you in a bogus check, that they ask you to cash.
Go with the Sheltie rescue.
BTW, have you tried contacting all of the vets in the area? Someone must have taken care of the dog and got it proper medical attention. Vets and their office crews would be the best bet for locating the proper owner.