A beautician has told of her heartbreak after shelling out £3,000 on a puppy which died days after arriving "covered in poo".
Sarah Woods has vowed to "have justice for" Sushi after buying the tiny Pomeranian through a seller on Instagram.
The nail artist was horrified when little Sushi arrived with "tear stains, matted fur, covered in faeces, vomiting, and diarrhoea".
Sarah was shown a video of a healthy Pomeranian from the seller but claims poor Sushi had travelled for more than 30 hours crammed into the back of a van with other cages.
She told her 39,000 Instagram followers: "Our poor baby arrived with tear stains, matted fur, covered in faeces, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
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"Our puppy was provided with food and water on arrival. She drank small amounts of water but was refusing to eat.
"She wouldn’t walk for more than ten seconds and it was a very slow walk and she just wanted to be curled up in a ball again."
Little Sushi was taken to the vets and put on a drip but died days after Sarah was finally allowed to bring her home.
The social media influencer admitted she wanted a Pomeranian because a relative had bought one and found the breeder through "word of mouth".
She has now posted a series of messages from the seller blaming her and the vet for Sushi's death.
She said: "Sushi’s seller made us feel like we were fully responsible for her death when it was a miracle she even made it to us alive.
"I’m sorry to say that we were sadly uneducated on what to do when buying a new puppy and knowing what I know now, I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else or any other dog.
"We were recommended this seller from a friend and everything seemed fine until the day Sushi was delivered to us.
"The suffering she must have endured is horrendous, not to mention the conditions her parents must still be kept in. I’m heartbroken and will not rest until we have justice for her."
Sarah also raised awareness of Lucy’s Law, which states anyone wanting to get a new puppy or kitten in England must now buy direct from a breeder, or consider adopting from a rescue centre instead.
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