I was perusing Craigslist last night because I was putting an add up for kittens. I have seven gray kittens that need homes. I learned a lot as I was making my post, what we’re going to be “Free to Good Home Kittens” quickly became $15.00 kittens because of craigslist’s warning:
As you may be aware, animals given away for free can, and unfortunately often do, meet gruesome fates. They can end up in the hands of animal abusers like Barry Herbeck, a Wisconsin man who was convicted last year of torturing and killing animals he obtained through “free to good home” ads. He confessed to taking his kids with him when responding to the ads so people would be comfortable turning animals over to him. People known as “bunchers,” who obtain animals illegally from random sources to sell to research facilities for profit, often acquire animals by answering “free to good home” ads. Small animals advertised as “free to good home” are sometimes acquired by individuals who intend to use them as bait in training other animals to fight. Gerbils, hamsters, and young kittens are often acquired to be used as snake food. The Rest of the Free to Good Home Warning can be read by clicking HERE
Needless to say I rethought the free part of my listing. I figure if someone really wants something they will be willing to pay a nominal fee. It is really a shame that it has to be that way.
After placing the Ad of course I wanted to go look at it in the list of other pets in that category and saw these adorable puppies!
I do not want a puppy now but really thought they were adorable but then , as I clicked through the pictures of the puppies I got to see Momma and Daddy! OMG!
I know Great Danes are huge but the daddy is just, well, just cannot be called a dog anymore! Look at him! What astonishing animals they are.
To be fair, since I used this man’s advertisement for my article, I will share his ad:
I have 2 puppies remaining for adoption. One is what I call a toasty tan harlequin, and the other is a harlequin with brindle markings in her black areas. Mom and Dad are CKC but I didn’t register the litter because I was lied to about Mom’s color lineage. I was told she had fawn bloodlines but apparently she has harlequin bloodlines. The are sweet babies, ready to go today. They have had two sets of shots and have been wormed. They are 13 weeks old now and are eating really well. There is a reasonable re-homing fee. I have pictures in my phone, if you text me or e-mail your cell number, I’ll gladly send you pictures. No texts before 8am or after 10pm. Thanks. Click HERE for more information about the Great Dane Pups
If you are interested in a kitten you can click the contact link above.