Waiting in the lobby of a vet’s office with her dog, Dimitra Molossi, codirector of Social Tees Animal Rescue, saw a man walk in holding a tiny Chihuahua puppy.
He swiftly handed the dog off to the receptionist and left.
“He told her that the dog was defective and he wanted her to be put to sleep,” Molossi told The Dodo. “The receptionist said he was the owner of a pet store nearby and nobody was buying her. Apparently he’s dumped animals with them before.”