When a police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, picked up a stray dog without any tags, he brought her to the police station to see if he could find her owners. Then the police dispatcher, Juanita O’Hara, came up with a cute idea for a Facebook post that might actually accomplish the task: she “booked” the dog, taking a mugshot and fingerprints, and then made the post.
Her ploy worked after the post was shared more than 380 times, and a member of a local rescue recognize “Willow.” She’s now with a foster, waiting for a forever home.
When asked why she went through the trouble of the Facebook post, the officer said, “she thought ‘it would be a smile to people’s faces’ during an ‘intense’ and turbulent time for police relations with the communities they serve.”
Bravo. Now, let’s hope Willow finds a forever home soon.