Woman Saves Dog Whose Owner Threatened to Kill It on Craigslist (VIDEO)

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dogWe all know not everyone is equipped with enough patience and compassion to be a parent; the same goes for being a pet owner. Case in point: a dog owner in Illinois posted a Craigslist ad threatening to shoot her dog if no one took him by the end of the day. The headline read, "Dog needs gone or shot."

While some may have dismissed this as a sadistic joke, one animal lover took the menacing words very seriously and rushed to save it. "In the description, it said they had no use for the dog, and if it wasn't gone by the end of the day, they were going to shoot it," said Liz Pendleton, a veterinary student who cried as she read it. She then decided to drive an hour-and-a-half to rescue the pooch. When she arrived, a woman handed over the 4-year-old German Shepherd mix without barely uttering a word.

It was clear the poor creature suffered from neglect, as she could easily feel ribs under his coat. Other than that, he appeared to be in good health. "He just wants love," Pendleton added. "He deserves so much more than what he's had."

This is so incredibly sad. Threatening your pet’s life over Craigslist  is a whole new low. If this isn't a crime, it should be. Pendleton said she alerted the police of the ad, but it's not clear whether they acted on it. At the very least, this is animal cruelty. Where the hell are the PETA protesters. But as awful as this is, I suppose it was a quicker way to get him a new home than dropping him off at the pound. So wonderful that this woman went out of her way to ensure his safety. Pendleton has since named him Buck, but admitted that she can't permanently care for it and is looking for a good home to take him in.

If you are interested in adopting Buck or know someone who is, contact her at lizzy314314@gmail.com.

What do you think should happen to the former pet owners who posted that ad?


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nonmember avatar Michelle

There is a special place in HELL for people who are cruel to animals and children....god bless this woman for rescuing this poor pooch...and I pray the dog finds a deserving home :)

nonmember avatar Whatever

Somebody should have used that bitch owner's head for target practice.

lilpe... lilpep100

Poor dog.I hope he has a better life from now on out!


 Wonder if that woman's husband will post the same thing when he's ready to move on... Someone pick up my wife before I have to shoot her today.

Teresa Skelton

God bless the woman that saved the dog.  Maybe the husband should have someone pick his wife up, because, he doens't have anymore use for her either.

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Teresa Skelton

Animal Cruelty charges should be filed.  I would of printed it out and had the police go with.  Our Sheriff Joe here in Arizona doesn't put up that crap.  Something should happen to her.

Crystal Guyer

She should be thrown in jail for at least 10 years! There's no excuse for this kind of garbage!!! I'm sick and tired of reading about people abusing and even killing animals and getting nothing but a slap on the wrist!!

nonmember avatar barb

My God you kidding me that is sick! Thanks god for the post on Craig's list or the women maybe of just shot the poor thing! Even though that was so sick and wrong. Has she heard of the human society? It scares me think she may have kids also if she can do this to a dog! :(

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