Police officer Nick Ague heard over the radio that two dogs fled the scene of the car accident they were involved in in Londonderry; along with his fellow officers Ague went in search of the dogs. He went in the direction where a few people saw the German Shepherd running. Officer Ague located the dog about two miles off but the dog kept running away, so he went back to get the owner and returned again, this time the dog named Mya stopped and didn't move, the cause was from her paw pads being injured from running on the hot asphalt ground. So officer Ague picked her up, all 75 pounds of her and carried her to the car 100 yards away.
A fellow police officer who posted the photo on Facebook of Ague carrying the dog on August 11, 2013 went viral. Commenters greatly appreciated his work and called him a hero. Posted on gmo.yahoo.com (ABC News) August 14, 2013
Ague, who has a German shepherd of his own and described himself as “a huge animal lover” (he had petitioned for a canine department in his police force last year) said he never thought of doing anything besides saving Mya.
“Just putting myself in the owners shoes, I would not want to be in that situation. I tried to right any wrong and do what I hoped someone would do for me,” he said.
A little bit about German Shepherds, they are the most used in police work and military but are also great loving family pets and guard dogs.
SPECIAL NOTE: There are two dogs remaining in the Fort Lauderdale shelter that are on last call now and need immediate Rescue, Adoption or Foster. Aug. 17, 2013
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