Patch New York reports:
A veteran’s charity gave the pit mix to Richard Osthoff, a disabled veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2002, he told Patch.
When Sapphire developed a life-threatening stomach tumor, Osthoff, now 47, learned the surgery would cost $3,000. A veterinary technician took Osthoff aside and told him, “‘I know a guy who runs a pet charity who can help you,'” Osthoff recounted.
Osthoff and another New Jersey veteran, retired police Sgt. Michael Boll, who tried to intervene to help Osthoff in 2016, told Patch that George Santos closed the GoFundMe he set up for Sapphire after it raised $3,000 on social media and disappeared.
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Two veterans allege that George Santos set up a GoFundMe for a service dog, then kept the $3,000 raised that she needed for a lifesaving surgery.
They say Santos closed the GoFundMe, disappeared, and the dog died. https://t.co/GZaAllo5DM
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 18, 2023
Santos tells @semafor a story alleging he swindled a disabled veteran while their service dog died is “fake.”
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 18, 2023
Now we learn that Santos stole $$ from a dying dog! And a veteran. This report tells us he is soulless — and cruel toward a suffering animal. I cannot believe the GOP is embracing this person. https://t.co/rAbj4BxO3l
— John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) January 18, 2023