THE buyer of an adorable puppy who died hours after being sold by a suspected dodgy breeder has spoken out about her heartbreaking experience.

Labrador Minnie was tragically put to sleep the day after she was purchased by a loving new owner for £750.

The following day, on June 14, three pups from the same litter were found abandoned in Renfrew, as previously reported by us.

The Glasgow woman, who was excited for the pup to settle in with her kitten, has asked not to be identified.

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She spent more than £1250 on vet bills to try to save the pup and has shared her horrific ordeal in order to raise awareness of potential black-market breeders.

The woman, who asked all the relevant questions and made sure the pup came with proof of vaccination and microchip, was given an address to meet the breeder in Greenock at 1.30pm on June 12.

She said: “When I got there, he said he would come outside and get me as his house was tricky to find.

“He walked out with a bitch I believed to be the mum as she had clearly given birth some time ago, along with two puppies we were interested in under his arms.

“The vaccination document I received was forged and was linked to a legitimate vet practice in Northern Ireland so I’m hoping someone can be traced and held responsible for this.”

The puppies that were found in Renfrew were taken into the care of the Scottish SPCA, who discovered their microchip was from the same batch as Minnie’s.

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The woman revealed that Minnie began to vomit just 20 minutes after she collected her.

She added: “She had bloody diarrhoea and was also very thin. I called the emergency vet hospital and took her straight away.

“They suspected she may have been infectious and kept her in isolation whilst receiving treatment. A test for parvovirus returned a positive result and she also tested positive for intestinal parasites.

“We had given her 24 hours to improve, but unfortunately, she was too far gone, and it was kinder for her to be put to sleep.

“She spent most of her time with me asleep. It breaks my heart. I was so excited for her to meet my kitten and for them to grow up together.

“I was and still am equally heartbroken and furious, but it was the kindest thing for her.

“I hope she saw there were kinder people in the world than the evil she was born into.”

The seller of the dog blocked the woman from contacting him after she raised concerns about the pup’s health and requested her money back. He had initially given multiple excuses as to why he couldn’t provide a refund.

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The Scottish SPCA were informed of the pup’s death by the woman immediately. She was later told about the microchip numbers of the dumped puppies in Renfrew being linked to Minnie’s.

She said: “I was very upset, but I feel relieved that someone found them, and they are now in safe hands.

“Please if you are considering a puppy and something does not seem right, report them to the SSPCA immediately.

“This man seemed very convincing even in person. He told me what food she was eating and told me to boil chicken to settle her stomach which, in hindsight, tells me he knew the litter were unwell.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact 03000 999 999.