We do love a stray story with a happy ending, and this one's no exception; back in March, a stray Pit Bull, later named John Doe, was found wandering the streets of Kirtland, Ohio, by members of its police force. In the weeks that followed, the Kirtland Police Department attempted to trace the gentle dog's pet parents to no avail. One thing was for sure though; they were falling head over heels in love with the dog themselves, and with the permission of the city’s mayor and Chief of Police, adopted "JD" into the force, rather than seeing him sent off to a shelter.
The department's Facebook page announced their decision:
"We tried to find the owner of this marvelous animal to no avail. The folks here at the Police Department wanted a good home for JD (this is now his name) so with the permission of the Chief and the Mayor JD has been adopted by the Kirtland Police Association but they also share the warmth this stoic animal has brought with City Hall and the Fire Department. JD has fit into the environment as though he were here always. We are happy to have him in our department and our lives. He loves everyone and we love him."
A far cry from his life on the streets, JD is now a firm fixture among the emergency services of Kirtland, sharing his time between the police and fire department, as well as making scheduled visits to other city offices. Heading out on field trips and enjoying sleepovers at city workers' homes, JD is certainly enjoying a life of luxury.
We’re so pleased to hear that his was a "tail" with a happy ending.
Photo by www.facebook.com/Kirtland-Police-Department-486268434775755