When two Boston police officers showed up at the scene of a shooting on Wednesday night, they found a 10-month-old mixed-breed pup wounded and limping. According to Fellony’s owner, the dog had stood between him and the gunman, perhaps saving his master’s life. The cops threw the dog in their cruiser and rushed him to a veterinary hospital, but the dog’s owner couldn’t afford the treatment.
Rather than just walk away, the officers David Lanteigne and Brian Smith decided to split the costs:
“It’s just a natural human response to somebody in need and help them out with their family, and dogs are family, and I don’t think they get the credit they deserve sometimes,” Lanteigne said. “The way that I look at it, that dog put himself in front of his owner and took a bullet for him.”
Lanteigne has a very special reason for his love and appreciation for hero dogs. If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you may remember the story of Lilly the brave Pit Bull. . .