Injured German Shepherd Puppy Rescued During Police Raid Gets The Best New Human


In June, an eight-week-old German Shepherd puppy was rescued from deplorable conditions in Laguna Beach, California. The little dog was found during a police raid of his former owner's property, as they were suspected of multiple carburglaries.

Source: Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue

Upon arrival, the Laguna Beach policedepartment quickly realised that the puppy was in serious danger and needed help.The German Shepherd was visibly injured and malnourished, so officers seized him straight away, ready to take him out of harm's way. In particular, Sgt. D. McGill was particularly moved by the poor puppy's story.The dog-lover had lost his 13-year-old wire-haired terrier mix canine companion some weeks earlier and, still devastated by the loss, wanted to do everything he could to help.

Source: Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG

The little dog was taken to Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue where it was found that he had suffered serious injuries after being run over a car.Luckily, it was found that the brave dog had managed to escape breaking any bones, but still needed a lot of love and care to recover from his ordeal.

Source: Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG

A short while later, Officer McGill found himself unable to stop thinking about the dog, and after running it by his wife made the decision to adopt him and bring the puppy into their family.He gave the German Shepherd a brand new name 'Gordo' in tribute to Laguna Beach police Officer Gordon French who was killed in the line of duty in 1953.The kind man explained:

I like being able to help out. Just giving him a forever home is what it’s all about.

Source: Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG

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