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Puppy saved from stabbing now for sale online

/ Source: The Associated Press

A pit bull puppy that was saved by a Mission Viejo rescue group after being stabbed seven times by its owner is now for sale on Craigslist for $300.

Erin Lup adopted the 14-month-old bluenose pit bull after her ex-boyfriend stabbed it Jan. 21. She posted an ad on the Web site Craigslist on Tuesday.

The ad says the puppy, Azure, is lovable but Lup finds it difficult to keep a large animal.

The dog recovered from surgery costing $5,000, which was paid for by the nonprofit Pet Rescue Center.

Dr. Matthew Wheaton, who runs the rescue group, was dismayed to hear Lup was trying to sell the dog. He says he called her and offered to help find Azure a stable home.

Lup couldn't be reached for comment.

Her ex-boyfriend, Justin Carrafield, is serving time for animal cruelty.