Soldier fights for dog after ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist
A soldier fighting in Afghanistan was simultaneously fighting a battle to get his dog back after his ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist.
Back in March, Robert Gabbert was deployed overseas and left his three-year-old Shiba Inu, Baxter, with his then-girlfriend. Then for some inexplicable reason, she sold his dog on Craigslist.
When Gabbert's family discovered Baxter was missing, the soldier posted on Craigslist, "I am currently deployed, and my ex sold my dog. I just found out, and I am trying to find the people (person) who bought him. I will pay anything to get him back."
His family launched a social media campaign to locate the dog, and the story quickly gained national attention. Baxter's new owners were eventually identified, though they initially refused to negotiate the option of returning him.
They were even offered $14,000, but now the Washington Post is reporting that the family is buckling under the pressure and has agreed to return Baxter. The exchange has not yet taken place.
Gabbert has another six months left in his deployment.
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