A candy pooch whose owner was murdered in the Bronx is in determined want of a new home — to save lots of him from being put down, based on an animal advocate.
Linus, a playful 6-year-old pit bull combine, misplaced his owner Rider Ferreras, 35, when he was stabbed to loss of life in October 2020, based on Rob Becerra, who runs the animal rescue group Ruthless Paws.
Ferreras’ mom took in Linus for months however is now not capable of look after on account of her age — and Animal Care Center of NYC would seemingly euthanize him on account of his breed, age and different components, mentioned Becerra.
“If he ends up at ACC there’s a high probability that he’ll be killed,” Becerra mentioned.
“I can’t let that happen — he’s too special of a dog, his temperament is too great,” he mentioned.
“He loves to play and give kisses. He’s an all around good dog.”
Linus has no well being issues and is nice with youngsters however would must be the solely dog in the family, Becerra mentioned. He’s prepared to journey out of state, as far north as Massachusetts, to assist the pooch discover a new grasp.
“I love this boy and need your help,” he mentioned in a latest Facebook post.
Marianela Valdez-De Gonzalez, 39, who lived with Linus’s former owner was charged with fatally stabbing him in the chest days after his loss of life.
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