Police Officers Donate Their Overtime Pay to Rescued Dogs

What an incredible way to pay it forward!

By: amalthea23
Vancouver police officers donated $1,300 worth of overtime pay toward caring for dogs. By: amalthea23

Officers with the Vancouver Police Department in Canada have proven once again that underneath a law enforcement officer’s tough-looking uniform is a heart of gold.

Recently, 66 dogs and puppies were rescued from a puppy mill in Langley. The SPCA was suddenly overloaded with animals in need of love and care.

The dogs, who had been living in deplorable conditions, had a number of ailments as a result of living in tiny, overcrowded cages. Aside from psychological damages, there were physical signs of neglect: missing eyes, broken limbs and malnourishment.

According to Sgt. Randy Fincham, who offered to foster one of the dogs, the department’s K-9 unit was ready to help in any way it could. “Our dog handlers wanted to reach out and support these dogs, who are like kin to their four-legged colleagues,” he says.

Officers in the unit elected to donate $1,300 of their overtime pay toward the cost of caring for these dogs.

The donation was greatly appreciated, as was the show of support. Worth much more than the dollar amount was the human generosity that went with it.

Source: Huffington Post

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Gayle Hickman has been researching and writing about pet behaviors since 2011. In addition to Petful, her articles have appeared on Reader's Digest, Yahoo Shine and WebVet, to name a few.

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