“I said, ‘They’re not OK,’” St. James said. “And the one I thought was dead, who I later named Clark, he started coughing. And it was a horrible, guttural cough. He still laid there with his eyes closed, coughing and coughing. And I said, ‘He’s sick. He needs medical care. He needs to go to the vet.’”
St. James offered the man $500 for both dogs. When the man refused, she offered $750. When he continued to say ‘No,’ St. James raised her offer to $1,000.
“He just looked at me like I was crazy and he said, ‘No,’” St. James said. “And I said, ‘You’re not going to take $1,000? You realize this dog could be dead in a couple days … and right now, you could have $1,000 in your pocket, and the dogs can get medical care that they desperately need.’”