Man offers puppy for drugs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – An abused 10-week-old puppy is recovering after his owner tried to give him away in exchange for drugs at a Charlotte, North Carolina gas station.

Kaitlyn Cappelluti said she was at the Quick Trip Wednesday night when she walked into the middle of a drug deal.

“He turned to me and he said did you have any rock on you, she said. “I do not. I assume that was crack,” she said.

Before turning away, a puppy caught her eye.

“I just kept telling myself to walk inside, mind my business,” Cappelluti said. “At the time he was spread out on the floor panting really hard.”

When the owner asked for drugs in exchange for the puppy. Capelluti handed him $50 instead in hopes of saving the dog. Then she started making calls.

“I cried when I saw him,” said Barbara Roonie of South Charlotte Dog Rescue.

“He was dehydrated, marks all over his body,” said Roonie. “Someone cut off his tail and that’s infected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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