Dogs are generally a pretty good judge of character, and for one lost California dog, that skill might have just saved his life.
After wandering the streets for hours on a cold night, a lost Labrador Retriever named Ruger spotted a police officer and knew he could trust him to keep him safe and maybe even give him a warm spot to sleep. And once the cop got out of his car, Ruger made his move since he knew he wouldn’t last much longer in the 20-degree weather.
According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Deputy Jon Hammell had stepped out of his car at about 1 a.m. after spotting a suspicious car. “Deputy Hammell left his driver door open and walked up to the vehicle so he could speak with the occupants,” they explained.
However, when Hammell returned to his car, he discovered the black dog curled up on the warm passenger seat. “Ruger had made himself comfortable while Dispatch located his owner’s address from the information listed on his collar,” the police wrote in the post. “He fell fast asleep in the warm patrol car as his owners were located. Deputy Hammell gave him a ride home, and Ruger’s owners were very pleased to see him as they had been looking for him all evening.”
“We enjoyed having him for a short ride along this morning and are thankful we were able to return him to his family,” they added. “Remember if you are lost and see a Law Enforcement Officer they will help you find your way home!”
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Tuolumne County Sheriff]