By Nova M Bajamonti For Dailymail.Com
18:03 27 Jan 2024, updated 18:07 27 Jan 2024
- A Reddit user that goes by the name of ‘TAwayGreyhound’ made a post online
- The 24-year-old woman shared how she owned a six-month-old Greyhound
- She asked users: ‘AITA for taking my sisters dog after she gave my puppy away?’
A woman has sparked fierce debate after revealing that she stole her sister’s dog after she sold her puppy while she was on vacation.
The unnamed 24-year-old, from the US, took to Reddit under the username TAwayGreyhound to ask: ‘Am I the a**hole for taking my sister’s dog after she gave my puppy away?’
She explained how she had owned a six-month-old male Greyhound puppy called Goose but, due to an upcoming travel to another state, needed someone to look after him for a week.
Her sister May, 32, volunteered but ended up secretly selling the puppy to another family while claiming that it simply ‘ran off.’
The post explained: ‘My sister May offered to watch [the puppy] and I told her I would send her emergency money for Goose. For food, toys and whatever needs he need.
‘She agreed and my niece, seven, loves Goose. So I though everything was great.
‘I went on my travel with my girlfriends and it was lovely and great but on the last day May called to say that Goose ran off and she can’t find him.
‘I was very devastated when I heard that. So I came home from my travel a bit more early to see if I can find Goose. But I couldn’t.’
The woman continued: ‘I asked May how he got out. She told me she just let him out, so he can stretch his legs. After 20 minutes she went to go get him to see he wasn’t in her backyard.
‘She panicked and that’s when she called me. For a while I was just depressed.
‘All my friends try to cheer me up. It helped a little while but my best friend Cora found on Facebook, a picture of a small family with my dog Goose.
‘It was one of my nieces friends. So I hurried on and contacted them, to tell them that was my missing dog Goose. If I can have him back.’
But, much to her horror, the pet lover said that the family refused to return the pup because May had told them he was not wanted.
‘I begged and said he is under my name and chipped and I never said I didn’t want him. It was all false, I was at another state for vacation.
‘May was supposed to watch him. Not give him away. I told them I would pay them however much just so I can have him back. They just blocked me,’ she revealed.
Furious at her sister for giving her beloved companion away, the woman said: ‘I went over to May and when she opened the door. I freaked out at her demanding her to tell me why she gave away Goose.
‘She said that wasn’t true, that he ran off. I told her to cut the crap and tell me truth after I showed her the pictures and messages.
‘She told me she needed the money for my niece. That the money they needed was more important than a dumb dog. So I barged into her house and took her dog Dazey.
‘She yelled at me that I can’t take Dazey. I told her that since she gave my pup away, I can take hers. Since my mental health is more important than a dumb dog. I said she better get Goose back or I will take legal actions.’
The post concluded: ‘I left with Dazey and now sitting at home wondering if AITA?’
The post was quickly flooded with horrified reactions from readers who were left bitterly divided in the comments.
Some followers believed that she was not in the wrong – and therefore NTA (Not The A**Hole).
One person wrote: ‘NTA I’m so sorry for your predicament but this is straight out of a dog movie. Keep her dog as collateral until you get Goose back.
‘Everyone does not suck here, your sister sucks for selling your dog and the “new owners” suck for not cooperating.
‘You had a reasonable response, how did she not expect for that to happen? A dog for a dog as red skull would say. I really hope you get Goose back. Maybe offer your sister’s dog to the new family.’
Another person added: ‘NTA I would definitely try to go the legal route to get your dog back.’
‘Take your dog back. If he’s chipped under your name, then just report him stolen and enlist the authority’s help in retrieving him,’ a third person wrote.
Another person added: ‘This is the correct course of action. Then tell your sister she is a garbage person for doing that, then go no contact.’
But other Reddit users were more concerned about May’s dog.
One person wrote: ‘Theft of your dog doesn’t give you the right to steal her dog. Just call the cops and get your dog back. They bought stolen property and you can prove the dog is yours.’
Another person added: ‘That’s kidnapping a dog. What your sister did was bad and you probably won’t get your dog back. The dog you are with could have problems because they where separated from their family, problems like not eating and getting sick.
‘Return the dog and if it’s possible, take legal actions against her to at least compensate what she did. I would not depend on her anymore for anything and would try to stay low contact.’
One person wrote: ‘YTA. Definitely need to return her dog! Report it to authorities, and let them handle it. You barged in and took her dog, which she could claim as trespassing, theft, etc. Your case can be settled civilly. What YOU did can be much worse.’
‘Report your puppy as stolen and let the authorities handle it. They have to give Goose back. Give Dazey back before they report you to the police,’ another person wrote.
The Redditor let users know in the comments that she had since given Dazey back to her sister that she called the police.
She was finally able to get Goose back and she blocked May on everything except her phone number to stay in contact with her niece.
She also had to block the family that bought Goose, because they were allegedly ‘harassing’ her.
The user joked: ‘Other than that, everything has been great.’