In spite of negative stereotypes, one police department was brave enough to give rescue pit bulls a chance, in addition to new forever homes. A pair of formally homeless pups are getting a second lease on life, all thanks to the kindness and generosity of a law enforcement agency.

This week, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina announced that they added two new rescue pitties to their ranks named Phantom and Sarah. Both pups were trapped inside of kill shelters, with no prospects on the horizon, waiting on what could have been a fateful end. The department took to their Facebook page and wrote,

“What will be the most shocking to some will not be that Clay County Sheriff’s has the new K-9 Deputies, but rather their breed. Even though pit bulls get a bad rap in the media, they aren’t all bad dogs and can do great things for the communities they serve.”

 

Prior to graduating an intense training curriculum to ready them as narcotics detection dogs, both Sarah and Phantom were languishing behind in shelters, waiting on the promise of adoption arrangements that would never come.

Phantom was rescued by UniversalK9, a Texas-based group that trains shelter pups to work in law enforcement. Sarah came via way from New York and was rescued and trained by Animal Farm Foundation.

The Clay County Sheriffs department continued in their post,

“The two foundations have taken on the mission to show that Departments do not need to spend $15-$20,000 for a purebred German shepherd or Belgian Malinois to search and find illegal drugs, at the same time giving dogs destined for a life in a shelter or euthanasia a second chance at life serving Law Enforcement Officers and Departments around the country.”

 

I personally hope this is a trend that continues with the police department and law enforcement agencies across the country. Dogs languishing in shelters should be given the chance to excel at life all over again, instead of being thrown out and left to languish behind. Kudos to the Clay County Sheriff’s department UniversalK9, and Animal Farm Foundation.

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