Police Officer Forced to Fatally Shoot Police Dog at Crime Scene | 22 Words

Dogs truly are man’s best friend but this story is truly heartbreaking.

The story of how a police officer was forced to shoot his own dog at a recent crime scene.

Dogs are truly man's best friend.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the whole sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

In fact, it's basically what unites the internet.

There’s one thing it seems we can all agree on – our canine pals are too good for this world.

They are part of the family.

Once you’re a dog parent, it’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

And they remain one of our nation's favorite pets.

Admit it, all of us pestered our parents for a pet dog at some point during our childhoods… or adulthoods…

But, it's no secret that dogs aren't for everyone...

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And that’s fair enough. But what isn’t fair enough is when people neglect and abuse dogs, or any animal, for that matter.

Too many people still hurt and abandon innocent and defenseless animals...

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Shockingly, about seventy million stray animals are living in the U.S. alone - proving that alarming numbers of people think it's acceptable to dump or abandon their pets.

But of course, there is hope.

Many of these animals are rescued so they can be adopted and find their forever homes.

All a dog needs is a second chance...

And for someone to care for them.

But some people just don't get this.

And so many doggo's are abandoned every single year.

One such heartbreaking story emerged a few months back.

When one doggo was seen wagging its little tail as its owners walked the golden retriever towards woodland before running back to the car.

Thankfully this dog was rescued.

And it is currently in the care of I Paw'd It Forward in Portland - who also shared the video and story. Here you can watch the video of the pooch being rescued too!

Those at I Paw'd It Forward were disgusted.

And posted a large rant on Facebook, addressing just how bad it is to abandon your pets.

And thankfully, those responsible were caught.

Writing about the ordeal, I Paw'd It Forward said:
Before you start reading, I would like to update everyone on the status of this case. We believe we have identified the owner. Through the incredible tips we have received, we are pretty confident we have identified her. We have provided her information to Law Enforcement/Animal Control and they will be following up on this. We will not be sharing her information at this time.

"Thank you to EVERYONE."

Everyone that called in tips, that tried to make out the plate, that spent hours reviewing the video to put things together. Thank you to Alyssa and Brandon for not standing by and letting this play out. Thank you to them for stepping up for this pup, for being his voice.

"We need more people like you!"

We cannot provide additional details, yet. We need to let the enforcement agencies do their job. Please don't be involved in muddying the waters. Let us let them work.

But many people love their dogs and will do literally anything for them.

And that’s why this story is so heartbreaking.

It’s the story of a police dog.

And how a police officer was forced to shoot his own dog during a recent crime scene.

In a statement the police department wrote:

After several attempts to disengage Nico, officer Larson was forced to utilise his service weapon. Unfortunately Nico died at the scene.

The statement continued:

Several officers as well as Brewster Ambulance personnel were dispatched to assist Officer Larson. Officer Larson was transported to South Shore Hospital to be treated for injuries to his hands.

Rest in peace.

Such a tragedy.