When dogs are given half an opportunity, they seem to be able to do anything that they set their precious hearts and minds on. Thanks to one dog in Oklahoma City, a homicide investigation is under way.
A homeowner had evidently appointed an individual to housesit. While fulfilling the housesitting duties, the family’s dog, while roaming about the area of the residence, fetched the body of a dead newborn baby boy and took it back to the house.
Other K-9 units have been called in to assist in the case; attempting to locate where the household dog originally found the poor baby. Crime Stoppers is looking for more information as is the Oklahoma City Police Department; phone them respectively at 235.7000 and 231.2121.
Although this dog was not a trained recovery dog, the natural instinct for most canines is to help in desperate situations. Let it be said that this situation is as desperate as they come.
Most recovery dogs begin their training when they are just a few weeks old and begin their service around age two. The assistance that they provide aids area police departments locate missing persons and obtain evidence in cases in order to solve crimes and place corrupt individuals behind bars; keeping the public safe.
When a case of this magnitude comes about, every bit of assistance is needed. It’s as if the dog that made the solving of this baby’s potential murder possible was predestined for bigger and better things in its life. There is never anything more precious than life no matter if that life is that of a human being or a dog.
Perhaps when this case is solved, the people of Oklahoma City will remember that it was a canine that brought about the discovery of the baby’s body and they will look to canines to help solve all of their problems. Dog jobs can be as complex as a therapy or K-9 officer or as simple as being a companion animal.
Many of the animals in shelters and rescues just may be the perfect companion for an individual or a family out there, but without an opportunity, that animal may never be discovered and end up in as dire of situation as the baby found himself in.
If you do have information about the baby, please step in so that its life was not in vain. Also, please consider pet adoption as there are some fantastic animals out there that just want a home to call their own!