Family’s warning after being left with £11,000 vet bill for puppy they bought online after it came with fake vaccination documents

A family who bought a puppy online was left with a £ 11,000 vet bill after being delivered with fake vaccination documents – and dying of a virus just two weeks later.

Jane Broomfield, 47, paid £ 550 for the puppy named Nola after discovering the ad.

The mother-of-two said she was reassured that the animal was well cared for because vendors said it came with vaccination documents, a microchip, and flea and worm treatments.

After seeing the ad that the pet was a Jack Russell Cross Beagle, Jane picked her up a week later (June 13).

“She was pretty perky, but she must have had the virus in her system when she got here,” said Jane of the dog.

“It’s covered by the vaccinations so she would have been fine if they had them.”

But Jane became suspicious when the seller gave her a house number that didn’t exist and met her on the street with the dog.

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However, the family, including daughter Beau 16 and son Cayden (13), fell in love with the puppy, who is said to be nine weeks old.

The family showed signs of illness and woke up every 15 minutes throughout the night to check on Nola.

Just three days later, Nola, who was sleepy and suffering from bloody diarrhea, was taken to the vet outside of office hours, where the pooch was diagnosed with parvovirus.

The potentially deadly virus – which attacks cells in a dog’s intestines and prevents them from absorbing vital nutrients – is usually prevented by vaccination, and Jane’s vet confirmed the puppy had worms, no chip, and the documents were likely forged.

The next day they also discovered that Nola was not the advertised breed and was likely much younger.

Nola was given pellets to support her gut, blood transfusions from dogs, and a human blood transfusion to try to increase her protein levels.

The team gave fluids, antibiotics for nausea and pain relief.

After a week of expensive procedures – more than £ 10,000 total – Nola went to an intensive care vet team on June 19th and died last Saturday, June 26th.

Devastated, Jane, a mobile hairdresser from Bagshot, Surrey, warns others of the dangers of buying pets online.

She said the salesperson – aka Jane – blocked her number when she told them how much the treatment cost.

Jane, who also has a nine year old puppy named Buster, said, “It was absolutely horrible for me and the kids.

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“I cried for a week.

“I just want this to stop and I want to get the message across to other people because I don’t want other families to go through this.

“We were all so tearful and angry; very, very angry.

“It’s very confusing and difficult for Buster.

Jane has now taken on additional cleaning jobs to find money to pay the veterinarian bills.

“I don’t know where to get the money,” she said.

Nola died just two weeks after being from Jane. was brought home from a virus

“The intensive care team alone costs around £ 10,000, then it’s around £ 11,000 at my vet and outside of opening hours, and I have to pay for their cremation.

“I went with these breeders because I don’t have a lot of money and it’s hard to find these dogs under £ 1,000.

“Now I think about it, all the pictures of dogs were out on grass and not a trace of people.

“There was a picture of a beagle who was supposed to be Nola’s mother, but the vet said she didn’t have a beagle in her.

Jane now has a part-time job to pay the vet bills

“When buying a dog, be very vigilant and ask to see the parent dogs and where they live.

“They get you because they know you will fall in love when you see the dog.”

A friend started a fundraiser to pay for treatment and set up GoFundMe.

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