A police officer from New Jersey, USA, did something very nice that they are being praised by people on social media.
The police officer adopted a young pitbull that he and his fellow officers had found during their duty time.
Matthew O’Hanlon, a police officer with the Mount Laurel Police Department, found the puppy wandering around an industrial area with no identification and a wound on their head.
The kind officer got the puppy and brought them to a local animal shelter for treatment.
During an interview with ABC7, the police officer said:
When we typically find a dog, usually they have tags on them or a chip. We can take them to the local animal hospital and have the owner found pretty fast.
Because no one came forward to claim the animal and there was no microchip on the animal, the man decided to adopt the dog.
They called the animal shelter 20 minutes after dropping him off and he told them that he wanted to adopt the dog.
The police officer said that he was searching for a pitbull puppy before finding the dog.
My fiancée and I were looking to get a pit bull, and when you see a pit bull puppy with an injury, it’s hard to pass up on.
The police officer ended up naming the dog Thor, which is a character in MCU’s Thor series.
Thor is also known as the God of Thunder.
My fiancée and I are big Marvel fans and we just thought based on him being injured and everything the name kind of fit.
Talking about him adopting the dog, he said:
Boy, it makes you feel good that you can help a little puppy like that go from whatever happened to him to now knowing how spoiled he’s going to be for the rest of his life.
The dog is currently with his new owners, being loved.
The police officer hopes that his story will help other people in adopting pitbulls.
He also wants to remove the stigma around pitbulls being dogs that are aggressive.