Police Officer Rescues Dog From Euthanasia, Loses Job | Care2 Causes: Police Officer Rescues Dog From Euthanasia, Loses Job
Alright folks, we have to get behind this guy. According to the article linked above:
When the Danish police officer heard that Thor, a German shepherd and the only companion of a recent widow, was about to be euthanized, he went to the kennel where the dog was being held, seized the animal and took him to an undisclosed location.
Instead of being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty, 20-year police veteran Lomholt is facing possible termination.
Here’s the deal…
The widow was out walking her late husband’s beloved dog Thor, on a leash, when a small dog darted out and startled him. The dogs got into a scuffle and the smaller dog wound up with a small bite. So, the widow paid a fine, and it seemed that everything was taken care of.
Then, several months later, cops show up at this woman’s door and tell her that an order was issued for Thor’s execution, because the other dog’s wound got infected and required treatment. And apparently they arrested Thor at that point.
Now, here’s the rub. Thor was scheduled for a court date to decide if he should indeed be euthanized, but he was scheduled to be killed before his court date!
So, the valiant Officer Lars Bo Lomholt went to the shelter in uniform, and saved the dog. It was the right thing to do, but it may cost him his job.