Dog stolen and sold for crack, and other odd dog tales

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Dog lovers beware. These three dog tales are disturbing.

CINCINNATI, OHIO - In Cincinnati, Ohio, Jason Dotson's Pit Bull attacked and nearly killed Buddy, the dog with the heart of gold who spends his days visiting hospice patients. According to Buddy's owner, Rob Martin, "He brings a lot of joy to people, you know, toward the end of their lives."

While Buddy's injuries healed, a judge ordered Dotson to put his Pit Bull down humanely at the SPCA. Instead, Dotson pulled a switcheroo, showing up with a different dog. One he'd adopted a week earlier.

"And he turned that over to the SPCA so they would destroy an innocent dog that hadn't done anything to anybody, " says Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor, Ryan Nelson.

Fortunately, the Impostor's life was spared.  But the municipal court judge hearing the case had a very strong reaction.  "In my 10 years as a judge, I can't recall a more cold and heartless act," he said.  Then the Judge Brad Greenberg ordered Dotson be taken away in handcuffs to begin serving 28 days in jail.

LARGO, FLORIDA - In Largo, Florida, surveillance video of a pet store shows a man stealing a nine-week-old Yorkie, shoving her inside his shirt. The act is devious, but it gets even worse.

"How could someone sell a little puppy for drugs?" asks kennel manager, Bridget Royal.

That's right. The innocent two-pound pup was traded for crack cocaine and cash. Once social media was involved, the cops caught the cruel culprit: Wayne Junior Barfield.

Meanwhile, the little Yorkie is still out there, somewhere. A $1000 reward is being offered for her safe return, no questions asked.

DALLAS, TEXAS - In Dallas, Texas, eight-year-old Marney, a Boxer, had her leg amputated after being viciously attacked by a Pit Bull from down the street. The violent dog broke through his fence to prey on Marney in her own yard.  "You can see all the blood where she was trying to struggle and try to get loose from him," says owner, Kim Ashley.

Last year, the same dog nearly bit Marney's ear off. even though city officials saw video of the dog killing a cat, city code kept them from taking action.

"I was told a dog cannot be deemed dangerous unless it attacks a person."

Within days of the latest attack, officials found the killer roaming free and captured him. Seems that happened just before Marney's owner staged a Boxer rebellion!