In this age of instant news, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. etc., we mostly hear about bad news because bad news attracts more eyeballs than good news.
That’s why when a police officer shoots a dog the entire world knows about it within minutes, but when an officer helps a dog, the public may not hear about it for days, if at all.
That’s probably why I didn’t know until yesterday that over a week ago, a deputy in the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office kept his promise to foster a dog for a woman that needed his help.
On May 28th, Deputy John Duggan responded to a welfare check and found a woman “laying alongside the roadway.”
Deputy Duggan knew from previous encounters with the woman that she had substance abuse problems. Concerned for her safety, he convinced her to accept a courtesy ride for her and her dog.
He offered to get her some assistance with her problem but she refused because “she was afraid of what would happen to her dog.” But Deputy Duggan was able convince her to accept help after he assured her that he would make sure her dog was “safe and taken care of.”
When he couldn’t find any shelters that would take the dog he honored his promise by taking the dog to his home to stay until the woman was able to take them back.
Thank you to Deputy Duggan for keeping his promise to the woman by taking care of her dog himself. Please share this story so more people will know about his selfless act.