Baltimore police officer adopts pit bull – Examiner.com

On Wednesday Baltimore police officer, Dan Waskiewicz, was honored by the Baltimore Humane Society for adopting a pit bull he saved in May.

Waskiewicz received a call months ago about a “vicious” dog in South Baltimore. When the officer arrived at the scene, he saw kids chasing the dog and throwing glass bottles at the pit bull. Waskiewicz called the dog over and reported the dog sat next to him and began licking him. The officer transported the pit bull to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. After three days of no claim on the dog, Waskiewicz returned to the shelter and adopted the homeless pit bull naming him Bo.

Jen Swanson, Director of Baltimore Humane Society, said, “Because of Officer Waskiewicz’s astute response, he saved the life of an innocent animal and avoided what could have been a situation with a tragic ending. We would like to acknowledge and award this wonderful police officer for his compassionate service.”

Waskiewicz received a plaque for his kindhearted efforts saving Bo. The public ceremony was held at the Baltimore Humane Society’s adoption center in Reisterstown.

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