CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman turned in a puppy to a Charlotte dog rescue after she claims the puppy was reportedly being used as "money" during a drug deal.
According to the South Charlotte Dog Rescue, a woman named "Kaitlin" saw a group of men at a gas station on Albemarle Road crowding around a puppy. The woman claims the men told her they were trying to trade the puppy for drugs, according to the South Charlotte Dog Rescue's Facebook post.
The rescue said that the puppy, who was named Bart, had burns on his back, scars all over his body and an infection on his tail. The South Charlotte Dog Rescue believes Bart is approximately 10-12 weeks old.
"With such a rough start, we were worried about how Bart would take to other dogs and humans, but he has started playing and showing just how big of a heart he has," the dog rescue said.
The rescue said they will continue "to watch Bart grow and thrive, eventually finding him his forever home."
The South Charlotte Dog Rescue is accepting donations towards Bart's care. According to their Facebook post, the rescue says you can donate on their Facebook page or on their website southcharlottedogrescue.com