Police Officer Kidnaps Dog Sentenced to Death

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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.

Anne Eklund shared the following translated version of the daring rescue on Facebook:

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.

72 thoughts on “Police Officer Kidnaps Dog Sentenced to Death”

  1. This is so maddening. Clearly everyone in this case sees the law, as currently written, as wrong. So, instead of recognizing this fact and quickly voting to change the law, everyone, except for Officer Lars Bo Lomholt, were going to proceed like robots, to administer the law? This is simply ridiculous. Laws that have no flexibility to evaluate each case as an individual and separate case are poorly written laws that are in fact dangerous laws. They must be written to address different circumstances that might and often do occur in each case and avoid a “one size fits all” mentality. This is the reason that BSL is so destructive and symptomatic of ignorant legislators.

    The other problem is that we as humans want to classify a dog bite as having a singly explainable cause each and every time when in fact only a few experienced dog behaviorists could really identify the root cause that initiates a dog bite which I would venture to say has as many behavioral causes as the number of dog bites that occur.

    We are forever and ignorantly punishing dogs for simply being dogs!

  2. On the old Andy Griffith Show, which is still very popular around here, Barney the Deputy said something like “A good Sheriff goes not so much by the rules, as by the heart.” Bravo!!!

  3. This may not have been the right thing to do in some ways but morally this Police Officer did the right thing and should be commended for it not fired!!!!!

  4. I can’t imagine that ANY human with morals would consider firing this man!
    He saved an innocent dog! Im saddened that he would possibly face any kind
    of punishment for simply being a caring person.


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