WOMAN BOUGHT A PUPPY ONLY TO FIND OUT LATER IT WASNT A DOG
Written by Lola Narawa on August 20, 2023
A pet owner was left stunned when she learned the ‘puppy’ she had bought for £140 was actually a fox.
The woman, only known as Ms Wang, paid what she thought was a Japanese Spitz but grew suspicious when the animal stopped eating dog food at three months old. Chinese media reported that Ms Wang also noticed the ‘puppy’ never barked and its fur got thicker and tail longer than that of a normal dog.
Eventually, her doubts were realized when an employee from a nearby zoo confirmed the pet was a domesticated fox, it was reported. Ms Wang, from Jinzhong in China’s Shanxi province, told Shanxi Network Television she bought the ‘puppy’ from a pet shop in July last year.
Sun Letian, an expert in animal epidemic prevention at Taiyuan Zoo, confirmed Ms Wang’s pet is a fox after she brought her pet in for advice. He said: “Based on the size, it is a domesticated fox. It carries a smell in their body and the smell can get stronger as it grows older.” Measuring 30cm (12in) long, the white-coated fox is expected to grow bigger.