Too frequently we see stories of police acting inappropriately – shooting innocent and friendly pet dogs, without so much as a whisper of remorse. But there is always the other side of the coin, police acting heroically and showing compassion to our best friends. We do not see this side often enough.
Be prepared to bust out the Kleenex for this video, accompanied by Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel,” which we know all too well from those heartbreaking ASPCA commercials. The video shows a police officer in Spain making just a few simple gestures to show a dog he cares. The dog was struck by a car, and Carlos Rosa stays with him on the side of the road, refusing to leave his side.
Sadly, the dog did not survive. His internal injuries were too severe to repair, and he was euthanized at a veterinary clinic. But before he departed this world, he was brought some comfort by being shown the kindness of a human who made sure this dog would not be alone when he died.