This is Cinnamon. She’s a 3-year-old St. Bernard–English bulldog mix from Troup, Texas.
On Sept. 17 her owner posted a message on Facebook asking someone to shoot Cinnamon, because they didn’t have the heart to do it themselves.
According to local CBS affiliate KYTX, the owner didn’t want the dog because they could no longer care for her and she kept getting into the garbage.
This post got a lot of attention, and prompted a strong and swift reaction from people in the local community. The Troup Police Department and Smith County Animal Control were able to get to the house in time and the owners surrendered the dog.
“It’s devastating. I work with these dogs every day,” Nanette Moss of Smith County Animal Control told KYTX. “They are my life and when she walked through my door it just broke my heart. She’s a sweet dog and how can somebody shoot a sweet dog?”