• Germany will confiscate your dog and sell it on eBay to cover debts

    From Byker@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 2 17:57:33 2019
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    "Local outlets reported that debt collection officers initially had their
    eye on the paraplegic father's wheelchair before settling on the pug for repossession."

    Before Madam Merkel invited millions of asslifters to come to Germany and
    live on welfare, it was a rich country. Not the kind of country that would
    take away your dog and sell it on eBay because it is running that low on
    funds. But Germany is now a VERY different country than it was a few years
    ago. It is not only a terrorist country and a gang-rape country, but also a country where the polizei will kidnap your dog and sell it. When they start stealing your dogs to pay for the trillions of Euros that "migrants" are costing the German state, it is one sorry-ass commentary that Germans will
    go along with that... --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Repo pup: German city seizes pet pug and sells it on eBay to cover unpaid

    Peter Nicholls
    2 Mar, 2019 10:37

    German treasury officials have seized a family's beloved pug and auctioned
    it off on eBay to cover their debts – including an unpaid dog tax – but the dog's new owner now claims she was sold a defective product.

    Purebred pug Edda fetched just $850 on eBay after the city of Ahlen put her
    up for auction – and the policewoman who bought her is demanding the city
    pay for the medical procedures she requires.

    Officer Michaela Jordan plans to sue the city, complaining that the one-year-old dog was advertised as healthy but in reality had a "massive eye injury" that has so far required four surgeries – costing over $2,000 to
    fix, with a fifth looming in the future.

    A city worker had even reassured Jordan that the dog was healthy when she questioned the low price tag, explaining that the dog was a repo, Ahlener Tageblatt reports.

    While Ahlen city spokesman Frank Merschhaus initially praised the canine foreclosure auction as a "pragmatic solution" to the family's mounting
    debts, the sale is now under internal investigation because the enforcement officer involved used their private eBay account to auction Edda off –
    though the money reportedly made it to the Ahlen treasury.

    Pets valued at over €250 ($284) are fair game to be confiscated to pay
    debts, though the negative press unleashed by the Edda affair suggests Ahlen might think twice before barking up this tree again.

    Edda's original owners – including children ages five, seven and nine – are still pining for their pup, holding onto tokens of their departed companion like her leash and bowl. Their mother, who relied on Edda as a comfort
    animal for her mental illness, told Ahlener Tageblatt that "how it all
    ended, that was absolutely not OK" – though she admitted: "I know now that Edda is in good hands."

    They had fallen behind on bills – including the $90 yearly dog tax levied by the city – after her husband was paralyzed in a work accident.

    "Owners who pay their dog tax properly do not need to fear enforcement," Merschhaus said, adding that this was the first time the city had ever repossessed a dog and that such measures were a last resort "only if
    multiple requests for payment go ignored or agreements for installment
    payments are not adhered to."

    Local outlets reported that debt collection officers initially had their eye
    on the paraplegic father's wheelchair before settling on the pug for repossession, but Merschhaus dismissed those reports as "wicked rumors."


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