In 2018, a cute dog fondly called as Teddy Bear escaped his relative’s home in Orlando, Florida. This happened when his family visited their relatives during the Thanksgiving Day celebration. When Teddy Bear’s family learned that the dog went missing, they immediately looked for the dog everywhere.
But the family’s efforts were deemed futile as they could not find the pooch. It was only when a police officer contacted them that the family received positive leads on the pooch. According to Corporal Thorpe, he spotted a dog who was in big trouble during his shift. Corporal Thorpe works at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The officer shared that a dog was wandering alone along a busy street during rush hour. This is very dangerous because the dog might be hit by passing cars. Since he got concerned about the dog’s safety, Corporal Thorpe did not waste any time and stopped traffic to save the pooch. The dog looked confused, according to Corporal Thorpe.
After he rescued the pooch, he brought him to their office to find leads to whoever owns the dog. Since the dog has a microchip, the officer learned that the dog’s name is Teddy Bear. When they scanned the dog’s microchip, they were able to get the contact number of his owners. Corporal Thorpe immediately called the number. Good thing, it was Teddy Bear’s mom who picked the call up.
Although the family refused to be named, they were so thankful for Corporal Thorpe’s actions toward the dog. The officer told them the story where he saw the pooch, and in return, the family likewise explained to the officer that they have been looking for the dog for quite some time now.
It was a heartfelt reunion between the dog and the family. Teddy Bear’s mom was caught on video crying while hugging the pooch. Watch the slideshow below.
A post-Thanksgiving "tail."Get out your hankies!Corporal Thorpe was driving to work during rush hour on Monday morning, when he spotted a dog wandering on the busy 408 near the Crystal Lake exit. The dog was in distress and in serious danger of being struck by a car.Cpl. Thorpe immediately pulled over, ran into traffic and pulled the dog to safety. He brought the large, red fluffy dog to the OCSO to try to figure our who was missing this sweet boy.Wearing only a VCA bandana around it's neck. Cpl. Thorpe called the toll-free number listed on the bandana. Turns out, a family in Apopka had been frantically searching for "Teddy Bear" who had escaped a relatives home in downtown Orlando on Thanksgiving night. For four days, Jessica and her family looked in vain for their beloved Teddy Bear, with no signs of the sweet seven-year-old dog. Until today. The VCA contacted Teddy Bear's vet who called the family.Here is the happy reunion in the lobby of the OCSO. Teddy Bear had a few scratches and bruises, but was otherwise okay.We love serving the citizens of Orange County, and Corporal Thorpe definitely made a difference in saving Teddy Bear from harm, and delivered him back into the arms of his loving family!#reunion #happyfamily #VCA #thankful #gratitude #doglovers #OCSOmakingadifference
Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Monday, November 27, 2017
Credits to Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida.