Poor dog seemed hopelessly stuck in a fence — but then the police arrived

November 2, 2017 1:55 am Last Updated: November 3, 2017 10:09 am

The officers of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina know that the job is more than chasing down bad guys and solving crimes. Most of the time, it’s just about helping and protecting people in the neighborhood—and occasionally an unlucky dog.

That was the case last week when Master Deputy John Boyd responded to an unusual report. A woman had found a stray dog in her field. But the dog wasn’t going anywhere.

He had gotten his head trapped in a chain link fence.

He was really stuck in there. The woman didn’t know what to do—but Boyd arrived and got to work on freeing the stray. His body camera recorded the whole rescue.

(Greenville County Sheriff’s Office/Screenshot)

“It’s gonna be okay, little buddy,” Boyd is heard saying. “We’ll get you taken care of.”

(Greenville County Sheriff’s Office/Screenshot)

After calling on the property owner to find some kind of leash, Boyd got to work on untangling the chains around the dog’s neck.

(Greenville County Sheriff’s Office/Screenshot)

After a few minutes of untangling, Boyd is finally able to get the dog out of the fence.

(Greenville County Sheriff’s Office/Screenshot)

It wasn’t anything extraordinary for a police officer—but Boyd’s peers at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office were very proud and impressed by the rescue. They even posted the video to their official Facebook page as an example of the smaller, everyday heroics their officers perform.

“All in a day’s work,” they wrote.

Unfortunately, the officers have been unable to find the dog’s owners, so the stray was taken to Greenville County Animal Care. But the sheriff’s office is encouraging someone to adopt the dog, who can be picked up for only $35.

Hopefully after all this, the poor dog ends up with a happy ending and goes to a good home—maybe one with a picket fence this time!

Watch the video below:

CORRECTION: A previous version of the article misstated the dog’s breed. It has not been identified. Epoch Times regrets the error.