Some People <i>Really</i> Love Their Pets

Tonight: "Animals": March 29, at 10 PM ET/PT

48 Hours takes an inside look at some fascinating animals and the people obsessed with them. Some people will go to extreme lengths to express their love and devotion for their pets – including going to jail and cloning. Others seeking to find lost pets fall prey to scam artists who entice their victims to pay large sums of money in hope of recovering their missing pets.

Preying on Hope:The Mostroms thought the Internet was the answer to their frustrating search to adopt another child. But they found themselves caught in a web of deception and fraud that shattered their dreams.

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Prosperity at a Price: It was a deal that sounds too good to be true. An e-mail solicitation for easy money leads to a labyrinth of big promises and pyramid schemes.

Forbidden Love: The Collins' were happy when their 14-year-old son found a friend online he could confide in. Tara Hulin was a 30-year-old mother of two who suffered from the same mental condition as Chad. But when the relationship became more than friendly, authorities stepped in. Was it love or sexual assault?

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