If you were to see an injured animal on the side of the road, what would you do? Would you stop? Call 911? Call Animal Control? It’s a sight many of us (thankfully) don’t have to see, but something that still occurs on a regular basis.
Florida citizen, Patrick Hennessey, was driving into work at 4:30 one morning when he spotted two pit bulls on the side of the road, one of whom looked to be injured. He decided to call 911, and thankfully for the dogs, two wonderful sheriffs showed up to save the day.
Officers Boggs and Reed arrived at the scene, where they found two pit bulls. One was badly injured while the other stayed by her buddy’s side, refusing to leave her alone. Once the officers got the pups to warm up to them, the officers got them out of the road.
It appeared as though the injured dog had been hit by a car and had a large gash in her leg. The officers and Patrick worked together to bandage up the dog’s leg, then fed each of the poor creatures some snacks — which quickly got the dogs to progress from just “warmed up” to them to full-on friends.
The officers didn’t leave the dogs’ side until Animal Services arrived. Boggs and Reed ensured the pups were safe and would be well taken care of before handing them off and saying goodbye.
After some rest and TLC, the injured dog was back on her feet and the two officers visited her and her friend once more. As soon as they arrived, the dogs remembered their heroes. They couldn’t stop loving on them!
People from all over, but especially those who know how misunderstood the pit bull breed can be, praised the officers for their kindness and compassion towards the dogs. Reed and Boggs were just glad they were able to help and see a happy ending for the sweet dogs.
Watch the officers’ reunion with the dogs in the video below, and be sure to share this sweet story with your friends!
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