Woman Asks Facebook If Someone Will Shoot Her Dog

Owner will not face charges
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2015 11:04 AM CDT
Woman Asks Facebook If Someone Will Shoot Her Dog
Cinnamon with her new foster mother.   (Facebook/Nicholas Pet Haven)

A three-year-old dog is safe in a Texas foster home after her owner attempted to take out a hit on her. A woman in Troupe was so fed up with the Saint Bernard/English bulldog mix that she asked her Facebook friends to kill it. "I need someone to come shoot my dog," the unidentified woman posted on Thursday, reports KHOU. "No one here has the heart to do it. We will provide the gun." Luckily, at least one Facebook friend had a conscience and contacted animal control officers. The dog, Cinnamon, was transported to Nicholas Pet Haven. "It's devastating," says the shelter coordinator of Cinnamon's story. "She's a sweet dog and how can somebody shoot a sweet dog?"

The former owner told animal control that she wanted Cinnamon shot because she couldn't take care of her and the dog kept getting into the garbage. The woman will not face charges because she surrendered the dog to authorities. Cinnamon passed a vet's examination and is now up-to-date on her shots, reports CBS19. The animal shelter expects her to be adopted soon due to the international attention her story has received. (More animal abuse stories.)

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