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Two deputies go the extra mile to help lost dogs find their way home

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Far too often, if it is bad, it makes the news...less frequently seen in "headline news" are those stories that are simply heartwarming.

On Thursday, the Fort Bend County, Texas, Sheriff's Office highlighted two compassionate deputies who recently went above and beyond for two wayward dogs who had ventured away from home.

On Dec. 5, Patrol Deputy David Connolly came upon the dogs who were wandering in the Grand Lakes subdivision. Deputy Connolly trailed the dogs and then called for assistance from Deputy Tamica Humphrey, who happened to be in the area as well.

With the help of some tortillas, the deputies were able to lure the dogs, a German shepherd and a pit bull, into a patrol car.

The deputies first tried driving through the area and knocking, door to door, on houses to see if they could find the dogs' owner. When that failed, they decided to drive to the Pet Medical Center of Katy to see if the dogs had microchips.

Fortunately, the dogs were implanted with microchips, which had the name, address and contact information for the dogs' owner.

Shortly thereafter came a happy reunion between the dogs and their worried guardian.

Sheriff Troy E. Nehls stated:

Our deputies exhibited an excellent example of judgment and community service.

Instead of immediately driving the dogs to Animal Services, they went beyond the call of duty in finding the owner and delivering the two dogs safely to their home,”

He added:

“It’s a great story, particularly for the holiday season.”

Humphrey and Connolly are both veterans with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Humphrey has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 5 ½ years and Connolly has been with the S.O. for four years.

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