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.
Yay! Sweet pitbull babby! <3
that actually makes me happy to hear that the shelter actually LET him adopt it. More then once i’ve heard about people who bring in the sweetest pitbulls they find on the streets and before contacting rescues, they take them to the pound with full intent on adopting it. You’d think like in this case when the person asks about what they’d need to do to go about adopting the dog themselves (something thats better then just taking the dog home straight away, as it helps support animal shelters), the shelter will be more then willing to set up what needs to be done for the dog to be adopted. But sometimes with pitbulls, no matter how eager the person is or how much they insist the dog is perfectly friendly, i’ve heard about people getting denied because its a pitbull and that they need to ‘evaluate’ it first. Thats basically saying ‘no you cant adopt this friendly dog without us seeing if it’ll freak out after being put in a highly stressful situation first because its a pitull which are always crazy’, and are denied adoption then put to sleep regardless. Its awful so any good pitbull story that doesnt end in ‘welp better put it to sleep just in casies cuz it might be friendly now but who knows when it’ll give in to its bloody instinct’ is a good one.