On April 24, a 19-year-old man from Brasil posted a desperate ad on Craigslist pleading for someone to adopt his dog from an animal control facility in northern California - the ad read:
FREE DOBERMAN (san mateo) CA
PLEASE HELP MY DOG
my Doberman/pitbull has been captured by the aspca when she got away one night when I was on a trip unfortunetly they capture my 9 yr old boxer too (I love her to death)
I could only pay the fee for my boxer to get out witch is $90 (im paying for)
but my biggest concern is that since they have been there for a while tthey want to charge me $150 just for my Doberman and if we don't nothing about it my 4-24-14 by 4:00 they will put her to sleep
I can't afford to take both of them out so im posting this asking anyone out there if you want the Doberman for the impound fee of $150
but the final day would be at 4-24-14 at 4pm any later than that they will put her to sleep
the Doberman is less than a year old she doesn't like cats but she is very sweet to kids, and other dogs please reply as soon as possible
Rescuers in the area saw the ad and they took it upon themselves to make sure that the dogs were not killed - several women went to Facebook with a plea for funds and within hours, enough money had been raised to spring the dogs from the animal control facility.
After the dogs were freed, the women reunited the two dogs with their shocked and grateful guardian.
JodyAnne, the woman who shared this heartwarming story, wrote the following details about the teen:
He is 19 years old from Brazil, hard worker...he was so grateful and overwhelmed.
He had gone to the shelter to get his Boxer and to say his goodbyes to his Dobie when one of the gals that was on f/b networking that lived 1/2 hour away showed up and paid for the Dobie to get out as well, $300.....He wants to pay his debt, which he didn't have to because the rescue team had already pledged on f/b and had enough funds and more to help him. He insists on working the debt off.
The gal that met him has a bee farm in San Mateo area and he will work there for her until he has paid it off. He is from Brazil and works at a Brazilian restaurant. He loves these dogs
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