"This b**** will never see a penny" U-Haul billionaire's wife won't pay medical costs for 7 sick dogs she abandoned at rescue center
An Arizona pet-adoption charity accused U-Haul billionaire Joe Shoen’s wife of dumping seven sick dogs on them and then refusing to pay an over $15,000 medical bill.
The wife of a local billionaire refused to pay for the medical expenses for her seven rottweilers leaving a rescue worker from Arizona astonished.
Sylvia Shoen's rottweiler and her six puppies needed life-saving medical treatments to the tune of $20,000, which she refused to pay for, almost forcing Shelly Froehlich to foot the bill herself.
Some of the puppies Shoen dropped off were inbred and others suffered from severe parasitic infections - a fact that Shoen, who is battling cancer, failed to revealed when she had an employee drop the canines off to the rescue center.
Although Shoen is married to Joe Shoen, a billionaire U-Haul heir, she did not pay the surrender fee at the time of the drop-off. Now, Rotten Rottie Rescue, Froehlich's dog adoption facility is having to bear all costs pertaining to the well being of the puppies.
When the rescue worker found out about Shoen's financial status, she sent her a text message urging her to foot the bill to save her abandoned animals. However, Shoen responded by saying: "Crazy dog adoption lady trying to squeeze the Shoen's for $$$.
"This B**** will never see a copper penny!"
After receiving Shoen's condescending reply, Froehlich voiced her concerns in a Facebook post: "This woman purchased [the mother] Coco from a breeder with the intent to breed her."
"She also purchased Coco’s brother, but didn’t bother to fix him to make sure that they didn’t accidentally breed and Sylvia allowed this to happen. Coco’s first litter consisted of just three puppies as far as I can tell and they have severe hip issues."
She further added: "Then while she was in the hospital Coco got pregnant by her brother a second time."
According to The Arizona Republic, some of the dogs had parasites on their bodies along with the other diseases.
"The next thing I notice is that the whole family has water shooting out their rear ends," wrote Froelich, saying the smallest puppy was so dehydrated that she "could pull on the scruff of his neck and it just stuck there."
Froehlich said that all the puppies were treated for giardia and coccidia after some of them tested positive for the said infections.
"I called the man that brought them to inform him and ask when the diarrhea had started. That is when he told me that the week prior they tested the sickest little boy and he tested positive for Giardia," said Froelich.
"He said that they were treated for it but maybe they needed another round of medication. Next, the other little boy took a turn for the worse and became lethargic and had water shooting out of him about 20 times a day."
Froehlich looked up the information about the owner on the dog's collar while another woman fostered the mother of the litter. It was then that she found out that Shoen's husband was a billionaire.
After her Facebook post, the wealthy husband came to take the dogs back. However, Froehlich believed that the dogs were suffering from the said diseases out of neglect, given their condition, and decided not to hand them over to the owner.
"She allowed King to try to exist in this condition. Suffering through every time he tries to move," wrote Froehlich.
"I’m not sure how he dislocated his hip but it doesn’t take a brain to know that there is something seriously wrong with this puppy. And she refuses to get him the help that he needs? How dare she dump her dog on me in this condition, without any resources, and no options for him other than to put him to sleep or come up with $8000!"
Froehlich continued: "My god what kind of a monster is she? How can a woman with such stature be so damn stingy, and self-centered?"
Still, after trying so hard, Froehlich was unable to get Shoen to pay, and so she decided to take the offensive. The rescue worker started posting gravely negative reviews on the local U-Haul facilities across the state, finally grabbing the attention of the boss.
Immediately after, Shoen transferred a bulk amount of $15,310 for the surgeries of two puppies and even reimbursed Froehlich for the medical treatments given previously.
A relieved Froelich then took to Facebook to announce the good news, writing: "Thank you Joe Shoen for making this right."
The rescue worker, however, voiced concerns for the three dogs that are still with their owners.
"Two 11 week old puppies and their dad. They live in their own feces which makes sense why the puppies that I received were so full of parasites and worms!" claimed Froehlich.
"They said that nobody ever cleans up the poop, that they are lucky if they get clean fresh water daily. Nobody is training these dogs, or socializing them or loving them."
She further stated: "Joe himself admitted to me that Sylvia’s immune system is compromised so she is not even allowed to go near the dogs! Why in the hell does she want them then? Those puppies will not survive the brutal summer months that are upon us.
"They will die if something is not done to help them."