A Dallas Police Department officer recently saved a dog that was trapped on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 35 near Dallas, Texas.
The Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center posted an update on its Facebook page describing the incident.
Apparently, Officer Rodgers responded to a call about a dog being trapped on the highway. When she saw the officer, though, the dog crawled over to his car and jumped into the back seat. Together, the pair began to drive towards the animal center.
During the ride Rodgers apparently decided that he would like to adopt her if nobody came forward as the rightful owner.
The Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center Facebook page read, “By the time they got here, she was clearly smitten and didn’t want to leave her handsome hero.”
The full post from the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center Facebook read: “Perfect Valentines Day Rescue!! Officer Rogers answered a call about a dog huddled on the shoulder in the fast lane of I-35 north. He called us for help, but before our officers could get there, she crawled all the way to Officer Rogers car and safety. He scooped her up and brought her here, with a stop on way to pick up some treats for her. By the time they got here, she was clearly smitten and didn't want to leave her handsome hero. He named her Laurel and if no owner comes forward in the next few days, Officer Rogers wants to adopt her!”