The following message has been posted by Front Porch Forum members in a number of neighborhood forums today across Chittenden County. I rarely know how these things spread from one neighborhood forum to the next… but they do.
A friend of a friend found six puppies in a bag on the street and is trying to find homes for them. They are a black lab mix and absolutely adorable. Probably around 2 months old. They have been treated for fleas and worms. My organization, The Bubba Foundation may be able to provide assistance with the first trip to the vet and/or spaying/neutering.
If you would like to see a photo, please email. Please pass the word to anyone you know who may be looking for a puppy. Thanks!
UPDATE: Goods news from a Front Porch Forum member:
I’ve heard through my husband that all six of those puppies had been placed. Just wanted to let you all know.
UPDATE-IER: Dave, another FPF member just added…
The “PUPPIES LOOKING FOR HOMES” I’m almost certain is a hoax all… that same email spread like wildfire through my (large) company. Social Engineering at its finest, preying on CUTE and many folks kind hearts. A co-worker found a link to an Atlanta web site where, oddly enough, those exact same caged lab mix puppies were looking for a home. Sorry to all those with big hearts who were willing to help. The Humane Society of Greater Burlington can still put those kind hearts to use however!
UPDATE-IEST: Okay, let’s go to snopes.com, the great urban myth debunker…
In September 2007 the following adoption appeal for black labrador puppies began circulating.
This appears to have been a genuine appeal that began as a Craigslist posting, but although the person whose name and phone number were listed on the earliest e-mailed versions has stated that all puppies have since been adopted, the same message and picture continue to be forwarded with a number of different names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and locations now attached to them.