Update: Support for "Cinnamon" grows, dog gets clean bill of health after rescued from woman...

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UPDATE: (KYTX) - Cinnamon is a big hit, and Nichols Pet Haven expects multiple adoption applications by the end of the day.

Dr. Spence, a veterinarian, for Nichols Pet Haven gives "Cinnamon a clean bill of health after examining her for heartworms, and bringing her shots up to date.


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A Troup woman is sparking outrage after taking to social media asking friends on Facebook to come and shoot her dog. In the post she even offers to provide the gun.

The Facebook post went up Thursday morning and CBS19 immediately started receiving calls from people in disbelief.

The woman wrote in the post, "I need someone to come shoot my dog. No one here has the heart to do it. We will provide the gun."

CBS19 started investigating and tracked the post to a home where we attempted to speak with the dog’s owner.

The son of the woman answered the door and told a CBS19 reporter, “I know how the media works. You people are the f****ng devil.”

Animal control officers who picked up the dog say the woman told them she wanted the dog killed because she could no longer care for her and because the dog kept getting in the garbage.

She was taken to a foster family who’ll 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?”

The dog, Cinnamon, a 3 year-old Saint Bernard/ English bulldog mix, was picked up by Nicholas Pet Haven and given to a foster family.

Cinnamon has been spayed will get her vaccinations before she is put up for adoption

Authorities say the woman will not face charges since she surrendered the dog to animal control. Since she is not facing charges, we will not release the woman's name.


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