Help him get a new leash on his life!
A cute dog whose owner was murdered in the Bronx has a desperate need for a new home – to save him from being killed, according to an animal rights activist.
Linus, a playful 6-year-old pit bull mix, lost his owner Rider Ferreras, 35, when he was stabbed to death in October 2020, according to Rob Becerra, who runs the animal rescue group Ruthless Pawz.
Ferreras’ mother took Linus for several months but is no longer able to care for her due to her age – and the Animal Care Center in NYC would likely kill him because of his breed, age and other factors, Becerra said.
“If he ends up at ACC, there’s a high probability he’s killed,” Becerra said.
“I can not let that happen – he is too special of a dog, his temperament is too great,” he said.
“He loves to play and give kisses. He is a really good dog. ”
Linus has no health issues and is great for children, but should be the only dog in the household, Becerra said. He is willing to travel out of state, as far north as Massachusetts, to help the dog find a new champion.
“I love this boy and need your help,” he said in a recent Facebook post.
39-year-old Marianela Valdez-De Gonzalez, who lived with Linus’ previous owner, was accused of stabbing him in the chest days after his death.
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