Indeed, the puppy had an unspecified health condition, as Elena would tell news agencies. And given Sasha’s young age, she hadn’t received any vaccinations and so was vulnerable to illnesses. “She’s little, she’s not supposed to interact with other dogs,” Elena explained to ABC News.
Elena continued, “She might get sick if the right thing is not done.” That could be a complication for the dog nappers, then. Furthermore, as Sasha had been microchipped, she could potentially be tracked – and during a trip to a veterinary surgery, the identity of her real owners could very well be discovered as a result.