Police officers welcome abused pit bull to their team for a day
A dog is a man’s best friend and a group of New York police officers have taken this a step further and welcomed an abused dog to their team for a day.
When the police force found Jamie, a female grey pit bull, she was skinny, malnourished, covered in her own waste and her nails had grown to such length that they had curled around her paws. Jamie’s previous owner who was responsible for the abuse was soon after arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
Now in the care of the New York’s ASPCA’s Adoption Centre, Jamie is now back to a healthy weight and thrives among the other animal residents – she has even been hailed as a “social butterfly” by the staff who work there.
The police force has now made it their mission to help Jamie find a special home. To increase publicity they took her out for a day where she visited a dog park, took a ride in the front of a police van, indulged in some delicious pup-cakes and to top it all off had regular belly rubs!
Vice president of ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department, Howard Lawrence, said: “It's important for people to understand that dogs who've suffered, like Jamie, make great pets and are certainly just as deserving of safe, loving homes as any other adoptable animal."
Good luck in finding your new, loving family Jamie!