ARLINGTON, Texas – What do you think of when you see a pit bull? Friendly? Playful, even? Well, not everyone would agree.
Arlington’s finest were flagged down by some folks while responding to another call, claiming a pit bull was vicious.
But, after a closer look, Sergeant Gary Carter noticed the pit wasn’t bad to the bone.
“He was friendly, he was more trying to make friends than hurt anybody,” Carter said.
So, he and a fellow officer, lured the dog into their squad car.
“Using one of her protein bars. He didn’t want to get in at first so we had to use a little food to coax him in,” he explained.
Now that he was in custody, they wanted to find the dog’s owner. They took to social media and oh man, did they get some attention!
The response after they posted this photo was, well, dog-gone incredible. Over 67,000 likes on Facebook and additional retweets on Twitter.
“I’m glad that it had this response. Maybe people can realize that not all big dogs are dangerous and second, not all police officers are out there to shoot big dogs, because we’re not,” Carter said.
Luckily, this doggie was micro chipped and got to go home with his owner, all thanks to the boys in blue.
Guess this is one time over-sharing on the Internet paid off.