In recent years there have been a number of news story detailing encounters between police officers and dogs that haven't turned out well for the dog, but that's not the case here. According to a Facebook status posted by the Greene County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, one Deputy went above the call of duty to help a dog who was injured in a car accident alongside its owner in Missouri.
The Greene County Sheriff's Office says a car accident sent one driver to the hospital via life flight, and left a tiny passenger pinned inside the car. That passenger was the driver's dog; a small Chihuahua named Chico.
Reports say Deputy Justin Adamson found the dog in pinned in the car with head and face injuries. Adamson began calling local veterinarian offices to get help for the dog, but was turned away; however, he didn't give up. Adamson then phoned his own dog's veterinarian to see if they could help, and luckily they agreed to look the tiny dog over.
Deputy Adamson transported the dog to the Home Town Veterinary Clinic's office, where the doctors assessed the dog and found no obvious external injuries. Despite that, Home Town Veterinary Clinic offered to keep and treat the dog until its owner could make arrangements.
An update posted on Facebook by the Greene County Sheriff's Office says that the veterinarians have stabilize the dog, who suffered only minor injuries, and are giving him pain medicine along with some antibiotics. Reports say Dr. Kara, a doctor with Home Town Veterinary Clinic, says the little dog will make a full recovery.
Deputy Adamson didn't have to go to the great lengths he did to get this little dog help, but thanks to his kindness both passengers in this accident were able to get the medical treatment they needed. On behave of animal lovers everywhere the Louisville News Examiner sends thanks to Deputy Adamson, who is a true hero.