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Lost Pit Bull asks for help by jumping into police officer's lap

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (21)


Star jumped into the lap of a police officer to be rescued

A lost Pit Bull found the right person to help her when she jumped through the open window of an unmarked police car and onto the lap of an unsuspecting police officer.

D.C. police Sgt. James Black had come to a stop at a red light in Washington, DC when he was startled by the unexpected visitor. Grateful to have found a human to help her, the dog began licking his face. The veteran officer told the Washington Examiner, "I went from being startled to laughing."

Sgt. Black drove back to the station with the affectionate dog on his lap the entire way. While at the station officers gave her some food and water until animal control arrived. Soon after, she was brought to the Washington Humane Society and named Star. 

Scott Giacoppo, the vice president of the Humane Society credits the dog's sixth sense in getting herself the help she needed. "She just happened to jump in the right car at the right time. She's very lucky," Scott said.

Star is an energetic dog and between 1 and 2 years old. Anyone who knows who the dog may belong to, or is interested in adopting her is asked to contact the Washington Humane Society. They can be reached at 202-576-6664.

Star is looking for a home



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Comments on this Article

that scar *could* be from abuse - but it's running along her spine: she could just as easily have done it herself by squeezing through a culvert or under a wire fence and gotten stuck, freeing herself only with great effort.
what a smart doggie!
I have been working with Star at the Washington Humane Society and doing some training with her, and she is doing very well! She is a high-energy puppy and has not been made available for adoption yet, but she should be available soon to the right adopter who can be gentle and understanding with her high-energy, but very loving behavior! Read more and see pictures of her here http://peacefuldog.blogspot.com/2012/11/star-stray-who-jumped-into-window-of.html
What a clever dog, they still believe the dog can not think? Unbelievable!
what's the update on Star? just finished reading her story, noticing the scar on her back, I hope her owners were the ones that rescued her from the situation that gave her that scar! If she is the one who needs rescuing then I hope she's with the officer she chose! She looks like a beautiful and intelligent little girl...
My Woofie, Alfie had a similar mark on his back. It wasn't through cruelty or neglect but from an operation to remove a benign tumour. It took a good long time for the fur to regrow and now you would have to either know the scar is there or look for it. I hope this little beauty gets a good home. Whether that be a return to a loving family who misses her or to a new family who will adore her. Good luck Pups!!
Yeah, I agree that is definitely scar tissue on her back. This dog hasn't had an easy life. Surely the caretakers at WHS will recognize this and respond accordingly. Perhaps they didn't want that to get in the way of a good story.
She's a cutie and looks very sweet and silly. I hope the officer chooses her back, that would be a nice ending. Someone wonderful will adopt her, I'm sure.
That is definitely a scar on Star's back. No way should she go back to her owner, unless of course it was not the owner who did it! She could have been attacked by someone else who thought she was a dangerous dog! If she is adopted, then I think the police officer she chose should have first refusal on her.
The marking on her back does look very suspicious. It looks as if fur is missing and there is a large scar. I don't know why they wouldn't mention this in the original story, as there is no way she could go back to her owners if they caused this scarring.
in 2nd photo she looks sad and scared and baging dont send her back to her exowners
in first photo not to sure if it is coloring or a scar on her back? she ran away most likely cuz she isnt happy or is being abused from owner
I like everything about the story , beside one line.. "the dog rode all the way back on his lap" he should know better , this is not a safe or cute thing to do while transporting any pets, 6 pts against your licence and $350 fine up here, but you see it every day
Hope she finds her way back to her owner soon. Is that actually her fur or is it missing .. looks like scar tissue from a wound .. hope just a bad pic and it's fur ♥♥♥
Great story! Hopefully, if they find the owner, they'll make sure he/she is a responsible person before they give her back. She's obviously not afraid of humans so that's a good sign. :0)
She's a beautiful girl, and knew just who would help her. Sgt. Black did the right thing, and got her the help she needed. Now I hope she will find a loving forever home soon. Maybe with Sgt.Black???
She is beautiful, D.C. is NOT that found of pit bulls, she is really lucky! It would so nice if the officer would adopt her. We can only hope!
Gorgeous markings... crazy behaviour though!
Huge props to this Department. She chose that officer. I hope he chooses her back and keeps her forever.
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