Last week, I read an article in a newspaper about an abused dog and her new owner. When I was done reading, I thought to myself that is truly a person with a heart of gold. Being the animal lover that I am, I had to share this story with you.
A call came in to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department from witnesses who were seeing their roommate abusing his dog. According to their story, the dog and a kitten were playing when the owner grabbed the dog and dragged her outside and began stabbing her. One of the roommates heard the cries and tried to help but was threatened to back off. This was when they decided to contact the police. That is when Sheriff Deputies Sorrells and Kukar plus local animal control officers were sent out to the home to investigate the incident.
When they arrived, the witnesses told them that they thought he took the dog into the woods to bury her. Deputy Sorrells followed the trail of blood into the woods for about 45 minutes until he found the dog. She was a 70 pound, Border collie-Labrador retriever mix named Amber. When he called to her, she went over to him and had showed no signs of aggression. Amber had been stabbed in the sides multiple times and her throat was slashed. He had rushed her back to the animal control officers where they had transported her to the closest veterinary hospital. Upon questioning, the dog’s owner told the deputies that Amber had to be “put down” for attacking a kitten. He was then charged with animal cruelty and placed in jail.
Thankfully, Amber had recovered from her injuries, while both Deputy Sorrells and Deputy Kukar had pitched in to pay for her medical costs. Since Amber’s owner relinquished ownership, she was free to be adopted. Deputy Sorrell and his family stepped forward to have her join them and their two other rescue dogs at home. Amber now fits in perfectly.