A Dothan, Alabama, cop led a community attempt to locate and return the dog of a girl who died in a fatal vehicle accident.
The collision, which killed 19-year-old McKenzie Amanda Grace Catron, was so scary that the young woman’s dog, Kai, fled.
Sgt. Jonathan Whaley stated they felt they wished to locate the dog. They were prepared to go to any length to reconnect this dog with this family.
Whaley and his colleagues launched a hunt that quickly drew in hundreds of community members. They scoured the accident site, distributed posters, and even provided a prize.
Kai was discovered two days after the search started by Benjamin Irwin, a lawyer whose business put up the incentive.
His wife and he pursued Kai for nearly a mile and up and down too many city streets and made many tries to capture Kai, until they eventually formed a loving wall when she went into a folks shelter in their backyard, Irwin said in a Facebook post.
It was incredible since it began with just him and the other gentleman Allen in the image. His wife happened to be in the vicinity looking as well, so she joined in. They apologize to all the cars and persons they cut off or just disregarded while they were entirely focused on retrieving [Kai].
They met common friends throughout the city blocks and miles of running and driving, and they finally got in and helped as well. When their group reached eight persons, they were able to persuade [Kai] to relax enough for Brittany to grip her collar. They provided [Kai] water and nourishment on the spot, but she was clearly too weary and frightened.
Kai was inspected by a veterinarian and confirmed to be in good condition except from feeling fatigued and dehydrated. Irwin chose to donate the prize he had posted to the animal shelter where Kai had originally come from.
If everyone reacted like this, the world would be a much better place, Sgt. Whaley added.
Many readers praised the police for going out of their way to find the puppy for the young woman’s devastated family.
“This is what genuine Americans do all the time, stand up and do the right thing, thank you officer for returning a family member home so the family can start healing, nice work guy,” one Facebook reader said.
“Thank you for bringing this puppy home, Officer. I’m grateful he didn’t lose his family because he lost his partner. You are a very unique individual” another person wrote
“God bless everyone who helped look for her puppy, especially the officer and his family who made the trek to reunite Kai with her family, as well as the Atty. Because to his generous donation to the shelter,” another was added