Mods, please delete if this is not allowed...
An Animal Control Officer named Dave is a hero in the region--from going into burning buildings to pull out dogs to wrangling runaway horses, he's known for his incredible compassion and unique connection with animals.
He recently got a call for a bloody Rottweiler. When he showed up, the poor thing was suffering from gunshot wounds and constant abuse.
Rather than take it to the shelter where he knew she wouldn't get treatment, he took her to the vet and paid for her treatment himself.
He had her microchip scanned and found her breeder thousands of miles away.
It turned out when the breeder sold the puppy, she had a contract that said dog had to be returned to her...but the family ignored it and gave away the Rottie to a known animal abuser.
Dave cared for the dog while she recovered--he has his own dogs and was afraid it'd be too much for the recovering Rottie, so he camped outside with her while she healed.
He couldnt fly her back to the breeder because she had bandages, so he made private arrangements to fly her home.
I'm trying to raise funds to at least cover the vet bills he paid for. Animal Control salaries aren't much!