Officials in Germany are defending their decision to seize a family's pet pug and sell it on Ebay to cover a debt.
This sale is prompting criticism on social media by those who feel the decision to take away the family's dog was heartless.
The family in question had allegedly failed to pay its dog tax and other debts to the town.
The dog named Ella was sold online for 750 euros. That's about $854 in American money.
Social media outraged after family's dog seized, sold on Ebay
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