When she saw the ad for a dog on Craigslist that the owner threatened to shoot if someone didn’t take him, Liz Pendleton knew she had to help. So she drove the hour and a half from University City, Missouri to Morrisonville, Illinois to save him.
“It brought me to tears,” Liz said.
The caption read “Dog needs gone or shot,” and the owner threatened to kill him if he wasn’t gone by the end of the day.
“We had to pick him up, no question about it.”
The veterinary student rushed to rescue the German shepherd mix, whose owner had nothing to say for himself when she picked up the dog. Police were called, but it is unknown if the man was cited or arrested.
Liz is calling the dog Buck, but that name might only be temporary – she cannot keep him, and is hoping someone will step up to provide him with a good home. He is a bit underweight, and may need a special diet for awhile to help him reach his ideal weight. He’s a puller on the leash, and could use some training, but otherwise is a sweet, friendly dog.
“He just wants love, and deserves so much more than what he has,” she said.
If you can give Buck a loving home, or know someone who can, please email Liz at [email protected].