The Texarkana Police Department is challenging the stereotype that all Pit bulls are vicious dogs when it posted an encounter one of their officers had when responding to a “vicious dog call”.
Th department shared how Texarkana Police Officer Travis Frost was called to a residence after a large American Bully was found on their porch. They posted photos of the reportedly “vicious” pit bull and wrote:
“Well, this didn’t go quite like we thought it would.
“After we got a vicious dog call this morning, Officer Travis Frost spotted the dog laying on someone’s front porch there. Travis said that he left the door of his patrol unit open so he could quickly jump back in if the dog was vicious and came after him.
“He whistled at the dog, who then came trotting over to him with his tail wagging. After Travis pet the dog for a minute, he went right up to the patrol unit, jumped in the front seat, and just made himself at home. Travis said they just hung out together and took some pictures until an Animal Control Officer got there.”
“Pit Bulls have a bit of a bad reputation. Travis said that, while you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all pit bulls are bad dogs. They might be really loving like this guy was this morning.”
The department later said that the dog named “Gold” had an implanted microchip but that the owner’s contact information was not current. Fortunately, Gold only had to spend the night at the shelter as his owner was located and came and picked up Gold the next morning.