• 11 Month Old Pitbull Euthanized Sick Animals Being Purchased And Resold By Animal Flippers On Facebook



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    Horrible. Allegedly, Robert and Missy-Ford Skomro are animal flippers. They search Facebook pages and online ads for cheap animals, or people giving away their animal with health issues because they can’t afford vets fees, then they take these animals and sell them to people. The worst part about this story is they had an innocent dog euthanized. They are selling these animals online by tugging at the heart strings of animal lovers.

    Brace yourselves. There are a lot of screenshots. Honestly, half way through I questioned my sanity.

    Here are some of the things being said about these people:

    Here is the pup they are talking about:

    Here is a comment by the previous owner of the pup:

    Seems like if this went down the way people said it did, the shelter has a lot of explaining to do. I can’t imagine why they would put an animal down without proof of ownership. This situation is just sad all around.

    Here is a long history of comments from people who have had the unfortunate experience of selling their animals to Robert and Missy Skomro:

     

     

    I am completely disgusted that these people can foster for MSPCA.

     

     

    These people have been doing this for 8 years, and we are just hearing about it now? I can’t imagine how many other people in that amount of time ended up with a sick animal because of these low lives.

     

     

    I am happy that people like William exist. They take in sick animals and love them unconditionally. However, paying $300 for a dog with preexisting conditions is insane. Something should have clicked.

     

     

    Here are some animals they have once had in their possession and have since sold to people:

     

     

     

    Out of all the animals people posted, this one makes me feel the worst. The dog is clearly in horrible condition when Missy took the photos. I find it interesting that Missy says this dog is afraid of me seeing as how her husband Robert has been accused of man handling animals and be mean and abusive to them in public. The woman who purchased this dog ended up with a huge vet bill:

     

    What a shame that these people continue to unleash animals who are clearly ill and not well taken care of, to unsuspecting animal lovers. It appears to me that the Skomro’s use a lot of “sympathy” stories on why they are getting rid of the animals. They mention not being able to care for animals because of back surgery, or needing animals for their child who has autism, ect.

    My question is, where are they keeping these animals? If it’s in their home, that has to be a disgusting place to live. I have one dog, and he sheds, takes me an hour to go through and vacuum it all up. I can’t imagine having several dogs, rabbits, and other miscellaneous animals in my home.

    I guess there are people who also have claims against the way they treat their children. Some of the comments come from people who have had physical run-ins with the Skomro’s or their children mingle at the same dace studios:

     

     

    This is scary to me. I can’t count how many times I have witnessed parents being harsh to their children in public and I always end up wondering how they are treated behind closed doors.

     

     

    This is why I do not ever got to McDonalds, especially the play place area. The kids there run rampant and it’s as if parents don’t watch their kids, too busy engulfed in chicken nuggets and their phones. I’m not surprised this family has been spotted at McDonald’s at multiple occasions, one look at Missy and Robert and it’s clear their Diabetes is uncontrolled, and their Cholesterol is through the roof high.

     

    I’m surprised these people even bring their girls to places like dance. That isn’t cheap or free. Maybe it’s a way for them to look like loving parents? Although, Missy does look like she could be one of those dance mom’s who live vicariously through their child, and cause a world of misery for every other normal parent who just wants their child to do some twirls.

     

    That right there is a face of a woman who will trick you into believing she is innocent. I could never imagine this person being the animal abuser she is being called out to be. I guess that’s why she has fooled so many people. If they look through her page and her husbands page, you will see what appears to be normal family behavior. They don’t make any animal sales public on their profiles. However, they do post here:

     

     

    I tried to be approved by this page several times, and it just wasn’t happening. I think they were denying tons of people because of the hype the Skomro’s were causing online.

    it appears that the original poster has already attempted to file reports against these animal flippers, and there was no success:

     

     

    I don’t understand how anyone thinks these people are, “Doing what they need to do” because it’s clear that with so many similar claims of flipping sick and underfed animals, these people are doing the complete opposite of what they should do.

    This is truly an awful thing to do to not only the families who are taking these animals in, but the pets who are going through the trauma of being mistreated, abused, filthy, and hungry. For the most part, the people who are commenting have taken these animals and showed them the love they deserve. However, I’m left to wonder how many people received sick animals and couldn’t afford to care for them so they give them away or have them euthanized. The cycle repeats itself. From one bad owner to the other.

    I try not to think about it that way, but let’s be real… Not everyone will have the heart of gold to care for the ill. It’s just not something everyone is capable of. Let the horrible experiences of these unsuspecting loving, caring, and kind animal lovers be a lesson to all people looking for animals for purchase. Don’t buy from people like the Skomro’s, don’t buy on craigslist, don’t buy from animal breeders. There are so many shelters with so many animals looking to be adopted. Some of those shelters are so desperate to find owners because of how crowded them become. Save an animal’s life by refusing to do business with people who lack morals, integrity, and the loving heart that is required when handling any innocent animal.

    The Skomro’s will get what’s coming to them. The original post went semi-viral and as an animal lover myself, I am doing my part in reporting these monsters. I hope everyone who reads this blog does the same.

     

     

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    1. Semen Cannon


      Facebook groups are flooded these days with people reselling animals, under the guise of charging a “rehoming fee”. The latest scam is they have a fake “rescue” they have set up, like “Merrimack River Valley Pet Rescue” or “Odie’s Pet Rescue”, to attempt to give their scam some ‘street cred’. Virtually every one of these “organizations” you see on Fraudbook are fake.

      To be fair though, these scams wouldn’t work if there were not a seemingly endless supply of suckers on Facebook who buy these animals. People give away animals on Facebook because local shelters charge a ‘drop off’ fee, and will evaluate the dog to see it is adoptable (and if not, euthanize it — a local shelter is not going to adopt out a human-aggressive dog, for instance).

      Likely the people buying animals on Facebook are the ones who, for whatever reason, cannot get ‘approved’ to adopt a dog from a legit shelter. A legit shelter is going to do an evaluation on any people who ask to adopt a dog (I’ve adopted 5 rescue dogs over the years, and each time, they’ve actually called my vet for a reference and even came to my house to make sure I had a fenced-in yard, etc.)

      If you are serious about adopting an animal, go to your local shelter and talk to your ACO… if your town doesn’t have a shelter, then go on Petfinder to local a rescue or shelter near you.

    2. TBO


      What I’m most disappointed about is the fact that this guy is apparently managing the brand new Taco Bell in Ware. WTF, they couldn’t find anyone with a triple digit IQ to run it? Cause I’m not going to go there if that’s the POS kind of people they’re going to put in charge. These people, and yes I’ve met them, are shitstains. Shit fucking stains. I wish they’d go away. They look like Florida people, don’t they? LOOK AT THEM. Florida people. Let’s do a Go Fuck Me to get them some plane tickets and TF outta here.

      1. HRA


        If what they are doing is true then yes it is wrong. I however think making a turtleboy article about them is wrong. Don’t get me wrong I’m a big fan of turtleboy but these people you are writing about suffer from mental disabilities. It is one thing to report them but I think this is to far. Being handicap isn’t a excuse for what they did but continually bashing them is wrong. Just saying.

        1. Sperm Trebuchet


          The only mentally-disabled people I see here are those who actually believe these animal-traffickers are not engaged in get-rich-quick scams on Fraudbook.


          1. I’m related to Robert, and while I will admit that turtleboy is a guilty pleasure, this article just proves how lazy you guys are. All you really do Is take a one-sided story someone sent you, then look for the most embarrassing pics on their Facebook, ad in a couple FB comment and – BAM! You got a revenue stream. Real journalism requires investigating your stories. Had you done so, you would have learned that both Robert and Missy are mentally disabled. Rob goes to work every day as the sole provider of his family. Given his obsticals, Rob is the kind of person turtleboy should be promoting. He’s not leaching the system. As far as the animals – there have been legitimate health and financial issues. I agree that they shouldn’t keep taking animals they can’t care for, but they are in no way “animal flippers” – one minute you all are bashing them for being low IQ idiots and then the next minute they are criminal masterminds. It’s really not that hard to check sources, turtleboy. You loose your moral high ground when you are constantly bashing other media sources, but you do an even sloppier job than the MSM.


            1. I’m related to Robert, and while I will admit that turtleboy is a guilty pleasure, this article just proves how lazy you guys are. All you really do Is take a one-sided story someone sent you, then look for the most embarrassing pics on their Facebook, ad in a couple FB comment and – BAM! You got a revenue stream. Real journalism requires investigating your stories. Had you done so, you would have learned that both Robert and Missy are mentally disabled. Rob goes to work every day as the sole provider of his family. Given his obsticals, Rob is the kind of person turtleboy should be promoting. He’s not leaching the system. As far as the animals – there have been legitimate health and financial issues. I agree that they shouldn’t keep taking animals they can’t care for, but they are in no way “animal flippers” – one minute you all are bashing them for being low IQ idiots and then the next minute they are criminal masterminds. It’s really not that hard to check sources, turtleboy. You loose your moral high ground when you are constantly bashing other media sources, but you do an even sloppier job than the MSM. Oh, and the euthanized pit bull: It’s not like you can walk into an animal shelter and say “hey. Can you put my dog down?” It was the SHELTERs recommendation. Buying sick dogs and attempting to flip them before they die isn’t a sound business model. Turtleboy likes to tout their current litigation load. At some point, your counsel has to have a “come to Jesus” discussion with you guys. If you guys grow, youlll be a bigger target. It only takes one of those cases to go through summary judgement before you have a whole different attitude. Making fun of mentally disabled people without verifying the information and calling them criminals – might be a good case to start with.

            2. HRA


              What you wrote is very well said. Someone some day will press charges on turtleboy. I know turtleboy replied to me that they don’t have feelings but be careful that’s the thing that will get you in trouble someday. I also personally know Missy and Rob they are good people. Why don’t you write about someone worthy like Sara Lazarz? She got 5 kids all with diff dad’s and two of the dad’s are the infamous Lazarz brothers. In fact her and her husband just got sentenced for the ocean State robbery back in 2015. She got three to Five and her husband Jay got 7 to 10 for beating up a 62 yr old and robbing her purse. Oh there’s so much more Jerry Springer would have a ball. Unfortunately your to busy writing about disabled people to catch the real scums of MA.

        2. Feisty Turtle Lady


          Ugh… If I had… what is the word… Feelings? I would certainly reply to you with a thoughtful response. I am working on being compassionate, it’s been 15 years in the making, I have lost hope. Don’t wait up for me.

          xoxo

        3. lolwhut


          bull. shit.
          They are fine enough to use electronic media i.e. post on FB, and they are fine enough to lie, cheat and be abusive to animals.
          They can count money!
          They deserve the public shaming. fuck ’em.

        4. Annoyed


          I’m so sick and tired of the “mental illness” scapegoat. These people are evil, disgusting pigs, period.

        5. Let me up, I've had enough


          Fuck off with your “mental disabilities” shit. They know EXACTLY what they are doing.

    3. RRRR


      The people who give them these animals are also culpable for not honoring the lifetime commitment that animals deserve and for negligently handing innocent animals over to these monsters without doing their homework.

    4. That's Interesting!


      The banner ad for “The Gun Parlor” at the top of this blog has the screenshots of the crap regarding Shana and Terri! Is that what “The Gun Parlor” is paying for, or is TBS sending a subliminal message here?

    5. S.R.R


      Robbie Skomro is friends with Amanda (Mandy) Morissette that in and of itself is very telling if you go by the adage “you are judged by the company you keep” Mandy has a serious drug addiction and has lost the custody of her kids do to it! I am almost certain that Skomro also has a few run ins with the law for the same thing, if he is who I am 99.9% sure he is than he to is an addict and a very, violent and abusive person! I truly hope That not only the animals are removed from these two but the child as well! I Hate reading stories like this they enrage me to the extent of wanting to take the law into my own hands especially when it appears the authorities can not or will not do anything to stop these monstrosities from perpetrating the same evil act’s again!

      1. Me


        So you don’t know Rob at all so you’re 99.9% sure of nothing. What I find disturbing is all the Ware crackheads picking on these two for their IQ or appearance – have you all seen you lately? They aren’t any different. I’d put good money on it that they would piss clean, which is more than most you commenters could say.

    6. wabbitt


      Anyone who mistreats animals should be strung up in the town’s square and beaten. Like a pinata.

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