NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk man said he lost his dog and believes he later found it for sale on Craigslist, similar to a Chesapeake case WAVY News first reported Tuesday.
In the Chesapeake case, Joshua King said his dog Nikita, a husky, escaped from the fence Saturday and later ended up for sale on Craigslist. Chesapeake Police arrested Jessica Colleran, saying she fraudulently got the dog and later tried to sell it on the website.
Michael Jancarole of Norfolk, said something similar happened to him. He said he bought his husky Koda for his little girl, but on Halloween night, Koda escaped from a friend’s house. Jancarole said a woman took Koda in from another neighbor who had found him in the neighborhood.
“The person who was holding our dog, made a Craigslist ad trying to search for the owner, and that’s when the unknown person at the time had said that it was her dog and came and picked our dog up,” Jancarole said.
Jancarole said he went to the house that made the “Found Dog” post.
“I talked to him and I asked if they had a husky, and he was like, ‘Yeah, we had a husky Friday, you know, it was lost or whatever, but the woman came and claimed him. I was like, ‘What?’ I was like, ‘That was my dog,'” Jancarole said.
A few days later, Jancarole said he found a Craigslist post for a husky puppy. He said his friend messaged the poster, who said the dog had already been sold, and sent a picture. The picture was a close match, Jancarole said.
According to Jancarole, there are two distinctive dots on his dog’s nose which aren’t necessarily common for a purebred husky.
“Watching my 3-year-old daughter constantly ask where her dog is, ‘Where’s Koda?” he said, “you know, and having to lie to my kid because somebody wanted to make $400 off my dog or her dog is despicable.”
Jancarole has contacted Norfolk Police, who say they are now investigating this case.
As for Colleran and her case, she bonded out of jail Wednesday and has declined to talk to WAVY News.