When Robby was deployed to Afghanistan, he left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu, Baxter, in the care of his girlfriend. And what did she do?
Oh, she SOLD THE DOG ON CRAIGSLIST.
According to News 5, when Robby learned that his best friend was missing and put up Facebook page to help find the pooch. As social media often tends to, Robby received some bad news. Well, good news. No, bad news. I’m not sure.
Basically, he discovered that his girlfriend “for whatever reason” (!?) sold Baxter to a family on Craigslist who were in search of pet and now they don’t want to give him back.
“They keep saying they have children that are attached,” Robby’s mother, Karen, told News 5. “Well my child is attached to the dog. Just because he’s older doesn’t mean he’s not my child.”
That’s when anonymous Good Samaritans on Facebook mobilized to try to help reunite Robby and Baxter.
Supporter Nancy Wallace made a good point:
“Thats just not something we should let him sit over in Afghanistan worrying about, his dog.He should be doing the job he’s there for and not having to worry about that. He should know that his dog is home and with his family and will be waiting for him when he gets home.”
Other people share Wallace’s sentiment. They created a Facebook page to raise reward money to entice the family to return the dog. They’ve even found an attorney who is willing to help the family stay anonymous and facilitate the transaction and help them find a new dog.
Let’s hope when Robby returns home from his deployment that Baxter will be there waiting.
As for the girlfriend. I would say there’s a very good chance she’s in the doghouse.