Police Officer Helps Save a Puppy from Drowning, then Decides to Become His Dad

The puppy was scared and exhausted, nearly ready to give up when he was rescued. Many would have just ignored his cries for help, but not these heroes.

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Officers from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida were leaving a call when they heard something that made them stop:  whimpering that was practically imperceptible, coming from a septic drain.  They found a puppy on the verge of drowning.  He had no home, and one of the officers felt it was meant to be that they found him, and promptly adopted him.

 

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The deputies had all but departed from the call they had just been on when they heard the faint cries coming from an empty lot.  Many people would have just ignored them, but not these guys.

 

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James Gettings was one of the officers who found the little puppy struggling to stay afloat in a septic drain.  He was scared and exhausted, nearly ready to give up when he was rescued.

 

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They gave him several baths to get him smelling like a dog again, and then tried to find his family.  But it seems there was none, and Gettings believed their meeting had to be fate.

 

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So he took him home, and aptly named him Puddle.  Now he is growing up very comfortably, and wants for absolutely nothing.

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Police Officer Helps Save a Puppy from Drowning, then Decides to Become His Dad

  1. How could you ignore that sweet little face !! It breaks my heart to see any animal in any kind of distress, thank you to Officer Gettings for giving Puddle a second chance and a loving forever home !

    1. These law enforcement guys are the best! I just recently read about a sheriff who (among his fellow Guardian Angels) rescued a poor pooch who was tied to a porch z(go figure) during a flood who would’ve drowned for sure if these guys didn’t untie him on the nick of time!) Guess who adopted her? Why the sheriff of course! Thanks guys! You’re all number 1 in my book!

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