Your job as a patrol officer is to serve and protect the people in your neighborhood. Local dogs in need are occasionally included in this. Officers routinely assist stray or injured animals and, where possible, rescue lost pets. Fortunately for one lone pooch in New Jersey, cop cars arrived when he was in need.
Officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department discovered the little gray and white Pit Bull puppy alone in an industrial area on January 2nd. They took the little puppy to a neighboring animal shelter for treatment because he had a small forehead injury. On Facebook, the Mount Laurel Police Department posted a photo with the caption:
“This puppy was securely collected and transported to the Burlington County Animal Shelter, where he will be treated for a small cut on his head and given a tasty dinner.” Naturally, many concerned residents contacted the agency to inquire about the puppy’s whereabouts. They wanted to know if he was all right and if he had found a place to call home. Not only did he find a family, but he found one through their own family, according to the Department.
Officer Matthew O’Hanlon formerly owned a Pit Bull and adores the loyal and caring breed. For a long time, O’Hanlon and his fiancée had wanted to buy a new puppy. He stated to ABC News: “My fiancé and I were hoping to buy a pit bull, and it’s hard to pass up on a pit bull puppy with an injury.”
The microchips of dogs found by the police are usually scanned, and their owners are notified. This dog, on the other hand, had no identification. When no one arrived to claim him, O’Hanlon realized he had no choice but to take the dog with him. “It makes you feel good to know that you can help a small dog like his move from whatever occurred to now knowing how spoiled he’ll be for the rest of his life,” says the owner.
Thor is the pup’s new name, and what a powerful hero he is! Officer O’Hanlon admits that his job is difficult, but he enjoys the possibilities it provides him, such as meeting and rescuing Thor. “I enjoy going to work because I never know what will happen.” Whatever it is, whether it’s a geese call, a deer call, obviously people, or even a dog, we deal with it.”