Online breeder wants more money to ship my puppy.

Online breeder wants more money to ship my puppy.
Q:I just purchased my husky puppy online and the seller took it to a company to get him sent to me and they want to charge me an additional $785 for a crate to send him in. I was not aware of an additional fee when I sent the $250 for my puppy. The company has him now and will not let me go and pick him up. And they’re saying it will be sent to a shelter if I don’t pay the money. What can I do?

A:This sounds as if this could be a scam. Consider contacting the police and the Indiana Attorney General’s (AG) Consumer Protection Division. The AG’s office investigates consumer complaints. It is risky to purchase an animal online. It is even possible the animal being offered for sale does not even exist! Consider adopting a homeless animal from your local animal shelter or rescue group.
Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott