Teen Dognaps Pup to Save His Life

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Eighteen-year-old Bronson Stewart's dog Buck really is his best friend. After Buck was hit by a car, Bronson took the 5-month-old pooch to the vet. What he was told next shocked him.

The veterinary clinic in New Zealand told Bronson that the surgery to help Buck, who was in a great deal of pain, would cost $2,500. If he couldn't pay it, they would put Buck to sleep. The teen's family doesn't have much money and they offered to pay the vet's office $3.50 a week, but the offer was turned down. Facing losing his puppy forever, Bronson asked to see Buck one last time and used that opportunity to run away with his furry buddy.

"I just knew I had to get my dog back. He's like my brother. They can't just kill him because I haven't got any money," Bronson pleaded.
By attempting to save Buck, Bronson risked going to jail because the veterinary clinic and New Zealand's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals threatened to prosecute him for cruelty to an animal unless he provided care for the dog. "I'll go to jail for my dog," Bronson promised. Thankfully, this story has a happy ending. When news of Bronson's plight to save Buck hit the media, donations came pouring in to keep owner and BFF together.

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