A homeless man in Kansas City, Missouri is heartbroken after his dog was taken away from him. Tony Pulliam says that he and his dog Seven were offered shelter by two women over the summer during the extreme heat. He took them up on their offer and stayed at their home for awhile until one day they suddenly kicked him out and refused to give Seven back to him. They told him they gave Seven away to a relative.
"They said, 'No, you can’t have your dog,'" Pulliam told Fox4 News. "And the cops said, 'You have to take them to civil court because you have to prove that you didn’t give them the dog.'"
Tony has been devastated since. 'He was my buddy," said Tony, "he was my friend." He just wants his friend back and is hoping he can get help. He said, "I don’t function without my friend...I don’t even want to get up in the morning."
His friend Don Faudel said it's not right what the two women did. Don helps Tony out from time to time and took Seven to the groomer for a flea bath recently. He said Seven was always fed and always happy and wagging his tail. "Tony always seemed to take good care of him," said Don. Now Don wants to help his friend get his dog. "I just don’t understand how anybody could decide that anyone is not worthy of owning their dog. He took good care of his dog."
Some of Don's friends and fellow animal lovers plan to help too. Brenda Berger said, "As the saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover — just because it was unconventional, doesn’t mean he didn’t deserve the dog," she said.
The following is listed on the Kansas City Craigslist
Stolen - from a homeless man who loves his buddy (GLADSTONE - RAYTOWN) Date: 2012-10-10, 9:26AM CDT
We are looking for a Homeless mans dog , Our friend befriended a person in GLADSTONE who basically stole his dog and then re-homed him , We had known this man and his dog for a few years and KNOW THAT He would have done anything for his dog , he loved him unconditionally , as did the dog ! Please help us locate the dog , we have found out that the dog was re-homed to someone in RAYTOWN , so if you know of someone recently getting a new dog in Raytown please inquire and find out if it may be our friends dog , I understand your saying the dog is better off without his homeless buddy but that is NOT TRUE at all , just think if someone took away one of your animals how would it make you feel and this is this mans last real possession in the world. He is devastated by this and were just hoping he can pull thru and keep going. We know where he was and have tried to get them to tell us but , they will not , saying the dog is better off now where he is and if they only knew this man like we do they would know its killing both the dog and the man being separated , they were together for the past 8 years 24 hours a day 7 days a week . Imagine how your heart would hurt from this devastation please any help is a good start , also we are looking for a ANIMAL LOVING ATTORNEY to help Him take these rotten people to Civil court.
Thank you !
P.S. this is a picture of the dog right after we got him groomed and flea dipped , this dog is loved and was well taken care of ,don't let the fact that the man was homeless fool you , he is not a drunk or druggie , I have know him for a few years and just a man down on his luck who loved his dog and his dog loved him you could see it when you talked to him and his dog would never leave his side
PLEASE HELP US HELP HIM !! HE DESERVES THE HELP AND SO DOES HIS DOG !
Fox4 News did try to reach the two women for comment but could not get a hold of them. An anonymous donor is offering a $200 reward for the return of Seven to Tony. If anyone has seen Seven or may know where Seven is, they are asked to call Don Faudel at (816) 606-4114.
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