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Severely sick pit bull mix receives thousands in phony donations

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Chicago, IL - A pit bull mix that is sick with a potentially fatal virus is trying to recover at the no kill shelter Felines & Canines in Chicago.

The female dog, Sheba, was surrendered by a facility Saturday to Felines & Canines in the hopes that the no kill shelter could help improve her health, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.

What was originally thought to be just a case of kennel cough has unfortunately turned into a case of parvo, which is a potentially fatal virus that attacks the intestines.

Felines & Canines set up a GoFundMe account for Sheba in hopes that donations could help with treatment and medical bills. The issue that followed, though, was that $3,000 worth of donations ended up being fraudulent.

John Breyault, Vice President of the National Consumers League on Fraud.org, told the Chicago Tribune that credit card thieves like to test out stolen cards on websites like GoFundMe in order to check if the cards are valid.

GoFundMe said in a statement also to the Chicago Tribune that fortunately they were able to catch the fraudulent donation charges in time and removed them completely from the ‘Team Sheba’ campaign.

As of now, Sheba faces a long recovery while in critical condition. The staff at Felines & Canines said that her medical bills are going to be much higher than originally thought. Any help is appreciated.

Felines & Canines posted on their Facebook page Tuesday morning and said, “She is telling us, she’s not ready to give up, so neither are we.”

To donate and help Sheba, visit her GoFundMe page, or visit Felines & Canines website.
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