TYLER, Texas – "I need someone to come shoot my dog. No one here has the heart to do it. We will provide the gun."
That post by a woman in Troupe, Texas set off a firestorm on Facebook Thursday. Turns out, the dog is a 3-year-old Saint Bernard/English bulldog mix named Cinnamon.
Animal control officers who picked up the dog said the woman told them she wanted it killed because she could no longer care for her and because the dog kept getting in the garbage.
Cinnamon was taken to a foster family who will take care of her until she's adopted.
"It's devastating," said animal shelter coordinator Nanette Moss. "I work with these dogs every day. 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?"
Cinnamon has been spayed and a vet gave her a clean bill of health Friday and updated her shots.
Authorities say the woman will not face charges since she surrendered the dog to animal control.