A police officer has helped a German Shepherd Dog find a new home after the dog's owner was arrested. Seattle police officer Eric Michl was on DUI patrol when he pulled aside a driver on suspicion of drunk driving.
Michl arrested the man for DUI and it would have been a routine case if not for an outstanding arrest warrant on the man and the German Shepherd Dog accompanying him.
Officer Michl learned the man was wanted on a felony burglary warrant in California. After her owner was arrested, the German Shepherd Dog named Lynna rode with Michl in the back of his police car to be dropped off at the Seattle Animal Shelter.
"I just felt really bad that this dog and her owner would have to be separated," Michl told the Seattle PI. "Even though he’s in trouble with the law, I felt really bad for him."
Officer Michl checked into the situation to see what could be done and spoke with the man's attorney. Unfortunately, Lynna's owner did not have someone to look after the dog. On Tuesday, Michl wrote an appeal on his personal Facebook page:
I am seeking a new home for a young female German Shepard. I arrested her owner last week for DUI and later discovered he was wanted in California for Burglary. He is currently awaiting extradition back to California and is unable to find a home for his dog Lynna who is at Seattle Animal Control. I learned today she is available for adoption and have been working with his attorney to find her a new home.
She has been deemed adoptable by Animal Control which is good news! The separation from her owner obviously was not Lynna's fault and she deserves a chance to live a full and happy life.
Within hours, Michl heard back from several people willing to foster or take the dog. A doctor also expressed interest and by Wednesday afternoon, it looks like her home might be the best fit. Michl said he is happy that the man knows Lynna is going to a good home.
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