It’s extremely sad that one dog breed faces so much prejudice that people automatically assume that the animal is vicious.
Due to media coverage of aggressive dog attacks, pit bulls are assumed to be mean animals. Sadly, most of the time, the dog acts the way it does because of how it is treated by its owner or how it was trained.
One pit bull, however, showed that his breed really is sweet if they were only given a chance.
When Texarkana Police Officer Travis Frost responded to a “vicious dog” call in a Texas neighborhood, he was prepared for the worst.
He spotted the American Bully in question sitting on someone’s front porch and got out of his car, ready to wrangle the animal. He even left the door of his patrol car open so that he could jump back in if the dog came after him.
According to Texarkana Texas Police Department’s Facebook post, Frost whistled at the dog who immediately responded by “trotting over to him with his tail wagging.” The dog was just a big softy.
“After Travis pet the dog for a minute, (the dog) went right up to the patrol unit, jumped in the front seat, and just made himself at home.”
The two unlikely friends hung out in the car together, taking the cutest pictures and waiting for an animal control officer to arrive on the scene.
The police department learned that the dog’s name is Gold, which matches its heart of gold.
“While you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all pit bulls are bad dogs,” Frost said. “They might be really loving like this guy was this morning.”
Gold was later picked up by his owner at the Animal Care & Adoption Center. The animal control officer discovered that the dog had an implanted microchip, but the information was not up to date so the owner could not be contacted.
An updated microchip “would have saved Gold a trip to the Shelter and overnight accommodations there.”
The police department posted, “If you have a chip for your dog but are not sure that the information on file is still current, please take a moment to call the company today to update.”
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