Every day I see adverts for dogs 'free to a good home'. Often the story is a sad one, family break up, change in circumstances etc. These people feel they can't give their dog the love and attention it needs so they make the hard choice to rehome it. The often feel that asking for money for the dog is too much as they don't want to be seen as selling a loved one. What they don't realise is by not asking for money they could be offering their dog up for a life of unimaginable cruelty.
I've heard so many sad stories where people believed their dog was going to a loving home only for it to be used as a bait dog. There are people who trail the local papers and websites for free or cheap dogs they can use in dog fights or for practice fights. I know of one dog who was found so badly attacked they didn't think she'd live. Luckily she found a woman who was determined to help her. Years later and lots of very expensive vet bills later she is not only alive but loving and happy. Sadly she does have health issues and she always will, but unlike other dogs she's alive!