Applaud Animal Shelter for Saving Police Dog

German shepherd

Target: Coffeyville Friends of Animals Shelter and Adoption Center

Goal: Commend animal shelter staff for properly diagnosing and caring for an elderly, surrendered police dog

Controversy has been circulating around the nation’s military and police dogs. Many question the quality of life the dogs receive after their service, and movements are being made to ensure the dogs’ remaining life is happy and loving. However, not all police officers or military personnel have service dogs’ best interests at heart. In fact, many are not opposed to dumping the dog in a shelter or on the street if its use is spent. Recently, an elderly German shepherd was left at Coffeyville Friends of Animals Shelter and Adoption Center by its policeman counterpart because the dog was believed to have cancer.

After closer examination of the gorgeous, well-behaved dog, the shelter staff concluded that the dog had thyroid problems, not cancer. The staff has the dog on antibiotics with expectations that the shepherd will live much longer. The shelter is attempting to find the shepherd a forever home in hopes that the beautiful animal does not have to be put to sleep due to lack of human interest.

While the shelter still has rules to uphold in terms of saving the animal’s life, the staff has already gone above and beyond to find the shepherd a forever home. Commend the shelter staff for confirming the dog’s existing health issues and giving it a solid chance of finding a forever home.


Dear Coffeyville Friends of Animals Shelter and Adoption Center Staff,

I am writing to thank you for your immense compassion shown to the surrendered police dog in your care. It was not required of you to further explore the dog’s health issues, but you did so in order to ensure that he is adoptable and healthy. Thank you for controlling his thyroid issues by issuing him antibiotics. While I understand that these actions do not guarantee that the shepherd will find a loving forever home, his chances are now much higher thanks to the dedication of your staff.

My hopes are that the dog will find a forever home so he may live out the rest of his time in peace and happiness. Thank you for doing all that you can to make this a reality.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jakub halun via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Tharon Hoffman says:

    I read the article and mysteriously a officer seemed to anonymously leave the dog at a shelter because it was diagnosed with cancer. How would the shelter know of the mis diognosed of cancer had they not know who dropped the dog off? Maybe just Maybe this officer loved the dog but because of money ( you know how much officers make millions right) he chose to put his love aside and do the best by his dog and allow those that could get the dog the help he needed to do that. Maybe it is a tragedy the shelter isnt giving the officer back his dog that he loved so much he let it go. Because he knew someone else could save him.
    I would really like to find out more about the circumstances that surround this dog I don’t live in the town where this took place but if i did I would contact the shelter and then the k9 unit at the police department to find out what if he gave the dog up out of love then would we be so ready to thank the shelter for not helping him if he didnt surrender the dog to them. Making him seem like a heartless evil man then who should we praise?????

    • You sound like a typical liberal idiot. No normal person just ups and dumps their dog somewhere, and in this case a dog who gave the best years of his life saving the piece of shit officer. Stop trying to make nice out a POS tossing his dog out like a piece of trash. People like you are no different from the loser who dumped his dog and I hate all of you.

  2. Ellis Toscano says:

    What incompetent diagnosed the dog with cancer?

  3. Michael Guest says:

    This is a good story that I like to hear about. An animal’s life that was saved.

  4. Aurela Zeqiraj says:

    No wonder cops have such a bad rep. Rarely do I ever hear of a cop doing something nice or the right thing

  5. TO ALL COFFEYVILLE STAFF — Please know that there are people in the world that love you and appreciate all you’ve done for this dog and all that you do for the animals in your care — keep in mind, YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING — YOU’RE PROTECTING AND CARING FOR ANIMALS — YOUR CONSCIENCE IS KEEPING YOU ON THIS PATH — NEVER SWAY FROM IT — KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK AND GOOD WAYS — MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH LOADS OF DONATIONS IN ALL FORMS!

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