This man's best friend was hours from being killed - so he did what most law-abiding people would consider unthinkable.
Authorities in San Luis Obispo, California, are on the hunt for 24-year-old Logan Timothy Wilson Stoffle, a homeless man who they say burglarized a county animal shelter on Tuesday. The only thing that was missing following the break in, according to a report, was Stoffle's dog, who was slated to be euthanized the next day.
The black and brown pit bull, named Sid, had been kept in isolation at the shelter since July after allegedly biting people in two separate incidents earlier this year. Stoffle, who has no permanent residence, remained in the area and paid regular visits to his pet as they awaited the court's decision regarding the animal's fate.
Last month, a judge deemed Sid to be "dangerous" and ordered him to be put down - which Stoffle was evidently willing to commit a crime to prevent.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has asked for the public's help in tracking the pair down.
A dog sits alongside her homeless owner.Flickr/Beverly & Pack