A man named Patrick Hennessey was on his way to work one morning in Orange County, Florida, when he came across two pit bulls abandoned in the middle of a busy road.
It was 4:30am at the time, still long before dawn, and Hennessey knew the dogs were in need of help and in serious danger.
The pit bulls refused to leave each other’s sides or move in any way, and one of the dogs had been bleeding. Hennessey contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, who sent two officers, Deputy Reed and Deputy Boggs to wait with the dogs until Orange County Animal Services could come and get them.
As soon as deputies arrived, the pit bulls seemed to realize that help was coming, and they relaxed just a little.
The dogs snuggled up to the officers and they even let them hold them as the officers applied gauze to the injured dog’s leg to help stop the bleeding.
The dogs stayed with the officers until Orange County Animal Services arrived, who took the dogs off the street and brought them to the shelter.
Staff members at the shelter named the dogs Justice and Liberty, who stayed in isolation until they recovered due to their injuries and traumatic ordeal.
“Deputies Boggs and Reed comforted the two scared dogs while waiting for Animal Services to arrive,” Orange County Animal Services wrote on its Facebook page. “These two ladies are now safe and thriving in our care.”
We’re so grateful these two pit bulls were rescued, and we are sure they’d make a lovely addition to a deserving family.
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[Featured Image Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office]