On an 87 degree day in Atlanta, Georgia, deputy Earl Hanners received a complaint about a dog left in a box by the side of the road. When the box was opened by a bystander, the puppy was inside.
After placing the dog next to the crate and providing it with water, the stranger dialed 911. Another officer responded to the call first because Officer Hanners was preoccupied at the time with a car collision. But as soon as he was finished, Earl proceeded to assist the dog himself. The puppy was still standing next to the box in the same place.
Hanners advised the officer to put off calling animal control because he would instead take the puppy to the doctor. Bridget was given a name, and he took her home. Hanners advised the officer to put off calling animal control because he would instead take the puppy to the doctor. Bridget was given a name, and he took her home. Earl made the decision to keep her at that point after realizing he couldn’t let her go. Earl fosters dogs for a nearby rescue organization called Hounds in Pounds and now has eight rescue Pugs, so Bridget is not the first dog he has saved.
He made sure Bridget had a physical and a shot before introducing her to the group. They are now ecstatic as can be! They all get along well with one another and form a large, content family.
Although no one has been found guilty of leaving Bridget behind, at least she now has a loving forever home. And it’s all because of Deputy Earl Hanners’ generous heart.