A community college instructor is “completely embarrassed” that she lied about finding an abandoned puppy in a pillowcase alongside Rt 14 by the Farm and Fleet in Woodstock, Illinois. Dr. Hope Sanchez, a therapist and doctor of psychology, had claimed that she found the tiny pup while she was on a bike ride, but now, it has been learned that the story had been concocted by Sanchez, who actually no longer wanted the pup herself, reported Friday’s CBS Chicago News.
Sanchez’s story about finding the “abandoned” pup was picked up on social media and area news agencies – the truth came out a short time later when two residents at a Woodstock apartment complex phoned the authorities to let them know that the “abandoned” pup had actually been given to Sanchez because she had been working with their child.
Sanchez concocted the story because she could no longer keep the pup – she hoped that the pitiful tale would result in a new home for the puppy. The puppy, and his littermates who have been surrendered, are all in the care of Hoof Woof and Meow Animal Rescue.
On Friday, the Facebook page for the rescue group addressed the news about Sanchez’s false story:
We were just as surprised as everyone else to discover the truth today behind the ‘Pillowcase Puppy’ case. It was quite an unexpected ending! We are also happy that Woodstock did not have to suffer the trauma of being abandoned like that and that all the puppies will now be able to find good homes when old enough.
Sanchez is facing a charge for felony disorderly conduct for filing the false police report.
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