A Facebook campaign launched to save the life of a dog sentenced to death took an interesting turn when police officer Lars Bo Lomholt went above and beyond the call of duty, kidnapping him from the kennel where he was being held, and rushing him away to a safehouse.
The Copenhagen Post originally reported that Thor had been kidnapped from his holding cell. At first, it was believed that the dog’s savior was impersonating a police offer as a means of disguise. Only later was it revealed that an actual animal loving member of the force had taken it upon himself to save the dog.
This Danish policeman, Lars Bo Lomholt, is A Real Man. Due to a quirk in Danish law, a new widow’s only solace, her dog, was about to be euthanized. The dog had bitten another dog, but passed the mental tests required with flying colours, and the elderly lady offered to do everything required to keep her dog. That should have been the end of the story.
The dog bitten had, however, developed an infection and that’s where the quirk in Danish law comes in. Proceedings halted and the widow’s dog was scheduled for euthanasia the next day.
Officer Lars Bo Lomholt thought that this was wrong. So wrong that he put his entire career on the line, turning up at the dog pound in his police uniform and having the doomed dog released to him that night. The dog, Thor, was taken to see a vet and then to an undisclosed location, where he is doing as well as can be expected, separated from his mummy, shortly after losing his daddy.
Officer Lars Bo Lumholt fully expects to be fired next week. A petition to save his job has been started at Care2. Thor remains safe at an undisclosed location.