Via Stephen Green, who really should be linking this blog sometime
I know I run my share of Bad Cop stories, so how about a good one for a change? This isn’t a new story, but it’s new to me — so here you go:
The Baltimore Humane Society honored Officer Dan for compassionate service this week for his actions in rescuing a Pit bull after responding to a call about a “vicious” dog on the loose this past May.
For those that don’t know his story, Officer Dan arrived on the scene and and saw a Pit bull being chased by kids who were throwing glass bottles at him. He called the dog over to him, and the Pit bull came over, sat next to him and began licking him affectionately. After taking the dog to the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), he ended up adopting the dog a few days later and named him Bo. The Baltimore Police Department interviewed Officer Dan this week and he recounts his and Bo’s first meeting in detail (see the video below).
Officer Dan told WBALTV News, “I’ve always been a dog-lover. I’ve had dogs all my life, so coming across him was no problem,” Officer Dan said. “He didn’t need to be like euthanized or anything like that. He just needed somebody to basically love him.”
I have never bought into the vicious Pit Bull line of thinking. Since I adopted, initially against my wishes a Staffordshire Terrier named Dugal, I have been amazed at thew idiots who are scared of him because he is a “Pit Bull”. Nope, sorry, different breed. Staffordshires are well known for being great family dogs, and Dugal is. Yes he is protective of the house, and my niece, and he does like to sit in your lap, and at 90 pounds of muscle, he can be a load. But he is a great dog, even when Savannah dresses him up