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Animal lover and veterinary student, Liz Pendleton, of University City, Missouri, came to the rescue of of dog whose owners threatened to shoot him before the end of the day if someone didn’t take him.
The dog’s owner had placed an ad on Craigslist with the headline, “Dog needs gone or shot.” Pendleton told St. Louis’ Fox2Now, “It brought me to tears. In the description it said they had no use for the dog and if no one came and got it they would shoot.”
Disturbed by the Craigslist ad, Pendleton jumped in her car and drove for an hour and a half to Morrisonville, Illinois to save the German Shepherd mix, who she estimates is about 4 years old.
When she picked up the dog, the owner, a woman, didn’t say much at all, not even revealing the dog’s name. So, Pendleton named him ‘Buck.’
It was immediately clear that Buck had not been well cared for and had not received any training. She described his body as brittle, his ribs showing. But, Liz says, “He’s a good boy, though. He just wants to be loved.”
Pendleton contacted police regarding the Craigslist ad. It is not known what, if any, legal action will be taken.
Today, Buck is doing well and finally getting the love he deserves, but Pendleton cannot keep him permanently. She is hoping to find a loving forever home for the very deserving dog.
Anyone interested in adopting Buck can email Liz Pendleton at [email protected].