POLICE OFFICER ADOPTS “VICIOUS” PIT BULL -”The dog came over with it’s tail between it’s legs and panting. I grabbed my water bottle and the dog sat down next to me and began licking my pants.”
A police officer in Baltimore City responded to a “vicious dog” call. Upon arriving at the scene he saw people yelling at a Pit Bull. However, the dog turned out to be so gentle, that the officer ended up adopting the dog himself. Here’s more from the Modified k9 blog:
When I came on the scene, I noticed people yelling out their windows at the dog. I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the “vicious dog” over to me…I started giving the dog water. I brought the dog over and waited for the pound to show up. My partner was not a fan of dogs and was startled by my approach. I suggested to him that this dog cannot be put down, and should be taken to a shelter. We took it upon ourselves to take the dog to the shelter, and transported it in the back seat in the back of our patrol car. Then I decided that I wanted to keep the dog, and spoke to the shelter about the steps to take to adopt it.
Thanks to some compassion on the part of Officer Dan Waskiewicz, a dog now has a chance at a loving home. Instead of dismissing the dog as another “vicious” Pit Bull, the officer took a chance and now this story has a happy ending. Click here for the full story. Also, check out the Modified k9 blog for many more great dog stories and this site for information about Pit Bull rescue.