“Vicious pit bull” call yields friendly pup; police reunite him with owner

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ARLINGTON (KDAF) — What do you think of when you see a pit bull? Friendly? Playful, even? Well, not everyone would agree.

Arlington’s finest were flagged down by some folks while responding to another call, claiming a pit bull was vicious.

But, after a closer look, Sergeant Gary Carter noticed the pit wasn’t bad to the bone.

“He was friendly, he was more trying to make friends than hurt anybody,” Carter said.

So, he and a fellow officer, lured the dog into their squad car.

“Using one of her protein bars. He didn’t want to get in at first so we had to use a little food to coax him in,” he explained.

Now that he was in custody, they wanted to find the dog’s owner. They took to Facebook and oh man, did they get some attention!

The response after they posted this photo was, well, dog-gone incredible. Over 67,000 likes.

“I’m glad that it had this response. Maybe people can realize that not all big dogs are dangerous and second, not all police officers are out there to shoot big dogs, because we’re not,” Carter said.

Luckily, this doggie was micro chipped and got to go home with his owner, all thanks to the boys in blue.

Guess this is one time over-sharing on the Internet paid off.


  • Amy

    Awww! Ty Sgt Carter! Pitties are so often misunderstood! Ty Ty Ty for giving him the chance of proving he’s not vicious! You are a kind wonderful soul & God has a special place for you in Heaven! God bless!

  • Celtic

    SOOO, did they go back to the caller and introduce her to the dog and have her pet it. That caller needs to have that attitude of dogs changed. Granted, you can not trust all dogs, but do not give false info to get the outcome you want!

  • Terry Battles

    I agree with one of the previous comments: TY, TY, TY! for being so kind and not automatically drawing your guns in reaction to the voiced concerns of people who ” know not what they do” I am proud to know there are a few good men ( and women) out there in blue truely watching out for the innocent, the lost, and the loved ones of the citizens they swore to protect! I have been given hope once again that maybe my pup will be so lucky as to come across the same loving, sensative, and unbiased care that these officers offered if he were to be lost, scared, or unknowingly and inappropriately profiled by strangers! I am grateful and appreciative for your service! You guys.deserve a medal, accommadations, and time off with pay, and your handprints set in concrete in hollywoods famous sidewalk with the stars! We love you and thank you, never lose that perspective in your job it seperates you from all the rest!

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