When the Patch isn’t blatantly ripping off our stories and passing it on as their own you can often find their “reporters” falling for some bullshit.
Jenna Fisher’s story was also picked up by MSN. Try to find all the obvious question marks.
A service dog named Oreo tried to protect his owner this weekend after the owner said a teenager pushed her Saturday. The dog grabbed the teen’s foot, bringing him to the ground, and in return, the teen and a friend kicked the dog repeatedly and so severely the dog now needs serious medical attention. That’s according to the couple, who set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help pay for the dog’s veterinarian bills.
“He’s not acting like himself, he’s not eating, and he twitches when I touch him in some places,” Alisha Candelora told Patch.
Stop right there. Service dogs don’t bite people. They’re trained for a long time, and it costs a lot of money. These slop donkeys say they got the dog for free from someone who was neglecting it. That’s now how service dogs work, and the Patch is doing an incredible disservice to the public by claiming it as such.
This is Alisha Candelora.
Somehow this homeless fribble dumpster manages to have an iPhone, a pet, a bad nicotine addiction, and more than enough food to slide down her gullet. She’s also got the “disease” that’s been going around, as can be seen from her Google trophies in Cambridge for possession of Class A (heroin).
The GoFundMe was started by her homeless MC Clam Slammer boyfriend Carl.
Cambridge police told Patch they’re aware of the assault and are working on making sure it’s documented. Candelora and her boyfriend Carl Diggs have been homeless on and off for the past five years sleeping on the streets and sometimes in hotels or a room here and there when they can.
They’ve collected well over $2,000 thanks to all the media attention this feel good story has received.
Except the reporter forgot to do one very simple thing – Google him. Had she done so she would’ve come across this….
Fancy that, he’s a drug dealer. And more than likely she gets free shit from him in exchange for back alley lap sandwiches.
He’s also started GoFundMe’s before for such worthy causes as “I’m mad cold”
And “Im-a get my crotch fruit back from the DCF fairy”
Their story for how they got the dog in the first place was rich.
Candelora, who struggles with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, came to own Oreo about two years ago. She said she nursed the dog back to health after his previous owner neglected him, and Oreo has been her protector since. The dog is great with children and loves other dogs (as long as they’re neutered) and people, she said.
The reporter just takes this homeless GoFundMe queens word for it that she has PTSD, anxiety, and depression. That and the fact that this dog was allegedly neglected by a previous owner, so naturally the shelter wanted to provide a better home for the dog and thus they gave it to the homeless drug dealer and the clamhole that keeps him warm at night. The same woman who just posted a picture of a newborn poon polyp on March 31.
Where’s that baby at now? Who knows. It’s not the reporter’s job to ask questions.
So how did the dog get injured again?
But if there is an argument, or he senses she’s in danger, the dog will intervene. And that’s what happened Saturday near Harvard Square where you can usually find them sitting on a bench, she said. Candelora was in an argument with someone over $20 she and her boyfriend had borrowed to use to stay at a place where they could get a shower. As it escalated, the teen stepped forward, she said. Candelora warned him her dog would take that as a threat. But he appeared to disregard that and pushed her, she said. And that’s when the 115-pound Bullmastiff mix grabbed the shoe of the teen and wouldn’t let go.
Diggs said he believed the teens who kicked his girlfriend’s dog were also homeless and from a local youth shelter. Candelora immediately helped pry the dog off the teen, but as she was, the teen and another person kicked the dog in the head and the eye.
“His whole left side, jaw, eye cheek and ear all hurt,” Candelora said.
Just to review. Two homeless kids from “a local youth shelter,” that the reporter didn’t ask the name of, had $20 extra to spare, and instead of using it on themselves they decided to loan it to a homeless couple they don’t know. Then the “Bullmastiff” grabbed the homeless kid’s shoe and wouldn’t let go, so the homeless kids kicked the shit out of it. This is a Bullmastiff.
This is Oreo.
Oreo isn’t a Bullmastiff, she’s clearly a pitbull mix. Carl the homeless drug dealer has a pitbull (what are the odds?) and he knows that even mentioning that breed’s name will cost him GoFundMe cash. So he calls Oreo a Bullmastiff instead because he knows that the dumbass reporter who interviewed him wasn’t going to look into it.
What’s the money going towards?
Candlora and Diggs tried to take him to a vet in Allston, but no appointments were immediately available. They made an appointment for a visit this week, but they’re not sure they will be able to afford it.
They don’t even have a vet yet, and the reporter certainly didn’t bother asking the name of the vet they tried to make an appointment with. Too much work.
But the story changes on the GFM itself….
“We are homeless and struggling so we don’t have … much means to get around or anything so anything will help, we are pressing charges also to get him off the street from what he done to oreo,” Diggs wrote in the GoFundMe post.
They’re pressing charges? Against who? Five minutes ago they didn’t know the kid’s names. Name it’s “Kyle” and “Tye,” except the police haven’t filed any charges or arrested anyone.
Additionally, the teens who they don’t know the identities of keep coming around and harassing them after the fact.
Candlora said since the argument, they’ve put up a sign asking for help for the dog, but the teens have come by and harassed her and made threats about her dog, she said.
So please blindly give them your money, because the Patch is a trusted news outlet who would never share a GoFundMe scam because it tugs on the heart strings.
The couple are asking for $1,000 to help with the dog’s medical expenses. As of the first hour of posting the GoFundMe two people had donated $50 to the fund. Two hours later the couple raised $230.
“The GoFundMe is going to be used to cover any vet bills we have,” Candlora said. “Tomorrow we’re going to go get him checked out. Basically [we want to] try to get him inside and keep him safe until we can figure out something.”
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Apparently other people were skeptical too, which is why blubber guppy took to Facebook to let the world know that she don’t sell crack “ND” heroin in this legendary sentagraph.
She’s gonna show receipts from the hotel to prove that she didn’t spend all the money on crack ND heroin. That will prove that this wasn’t a scam.
Except there’s two problems here:
- I don’t see any pictures of any injured dog anywhere.
- If Oreo is injured, I’m willing to bet it was Carl who injured her on purpose for the GFM cash.
Again, that’s my opinion based on his past history and research I’ve done that the Patch couldn’t be bothered to do. They’ve made well over $2,000 so I’d say it’s worked out quite well for them.
For the finale blubber guppy posted this….
She broke up with him overnight and they’re closing the GoFundMe. The vet bills are all magically paid for and there’s money left over for the hotel room. Except the GoFundMe is still up, and this is yet another lie in a series of obvious lies that anyone with a brain could see coming from a mile away.
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