When Sgt. Gary Carter from the Arlington Police Department in Texas responded to an aggressive dog call from residents a few weeks ago, the officer discovered a friendly Pit Bull wandering the streets and took the dog, named Jeffery, to the local animal shelter where the dog was reunited with his owner.
In the wake of devastating police violence and brutality against dogs making headlines across the country, a photo of Sgt. Carter that the Arlington Police Department posted on its Facebook page went viral and had over 12 million views.
Now Sgt. Carter has saved the Pit Bull a second time - only this time, the pup is heading home with the officer to stay.
After getting out of the owner’s home and winding up at the animal for a second time in just a few weeks, the owner of Jeffery said that he no longer wanted to take care of the dog.
Instead of leaving the dog to an uncertain fate at the shelter, Sgt. Carter decided to adopt the Pit Bull as his own pet. "This dog keeps crossing my path so it must be meant to be," said Sgt. Carter in a post on the Arlington Police Department Facebook page.
When Sgt. Carter picked up the dog from the shelter, the officer changed the pup’s name to Chance - a fitting tag since the dog now has a second chance at a life full of happiness.
International K-9, an obedience school in the area, has agreed to provide training for the dog, and hopefully Chance will never see the doors of the animal shelter ever again.
We’re about ready to start a Sgt. Gary Carter fan club over here. It looks like Chance finally found his forever home.
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