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Sweet dog stabbed by owner goes home with deputy who saved her

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | January 21, 2013 | Comments (8)

A dog abused by her owner has been adopted by the deputy who saved her
Amber on her way home with Deputy Sorrells and his family. Photo: Facebook

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Amber, a Border Collie-Labrador Retriever mix, went home today with the deputy who saved her life. Last week, St. Johns County Deputy Dan Sorrells arrived at the home of Amber's owner and learned the dog had been violently attacked by her previous owner. The man's roommates recounted how Amber's owner suddenly stabbed the dog, cut her throat and left her to die.

Deputy Sorrells followed a trail of blood behind the home for nearly and hour until he finally found her. When he called to her she approached them. Deputy Sorrells told News4 Jax it was like she knew they were there to help her and chose her new owner. 

"She made the decision, actually, when she walked up to me and allowed me to pet her, and it was at that point that I realized this is a special dog and I want her," Sorrells said.

A dog abused by her owner has been adopted by the deputy who saved her

Amber was rushed to Atlantic Veterinary Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida for care. Since then, Amber has been recovering well.

As soon as Amber's owner relinquished ownership, Deputy Sorrells and his family stepped forward to adopt her.

A dog abused by her owner has been adopted by the deputy who saved her
Amber with Deputy Bobby Kukar, who also aided in her rescue. Photo: Facebook

Both Sorrells and Deputy Bobby Kukar, who helped Sorrells rescue Amber, pitched in to pay Amber's medical costs. Amber also received donations from concerned dog lovers who read her story.


A dog abused by her owner has been adopted by the deputy who saved her
Amber with the Sorrells family getting ready to go home. Photo: Facebook

On Monday, Amber was taken home by her new family to join them and two other rescue dogs Sadie and Kylie. According to the Sorrells, she is now happily resting in her new home. You can read more about Amber and her new family on her Facebook page.

A dog abused by her owner has been adopted by the deputy who saved her
Amber at her new home, enjoying her new bed.

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Comments on this Article

the attacker is worthy of very foul words.
God bless you officer.....I hope every abused dog gets an angel like you before they cross the rainbow bridge :)
God bless your gigantic, warm heart, Officer Sorrells! I know Amber will live the rest of her days in happiness, where her biggest fear will probably be getting her nails trimmed. :) Thank you for what you did for that wonderful creature.
Thank you Sorrells Family!! "Good people take good care of their animals, but the wicked know only how to be cruel." Proverbs 12:10
My heart goes out to you and your family for saving this dogs life. You have a big heart and that is just what this dog needed. Shame on the man who did this. I hope he is never able to hurt another animal the rest of his life.
"As soon as Amber's owner relinquished ownership, Deputy Sorrells and his family stepped forward to adopt her." As soon as Amber's owner stabbed her and cut her throat he relinquished ownership of that dog! Congratulations Deputy Sorrells, your a good man. I just hope the previous owner is being taken care of nicely in the big house.
I hope the previous owner will go to jail for a long time! Salute to Deputy Dan Sorrells for adopting Amber!
I wish the Sorrells family prosperity and happiness for the rest of their days. Amber I wish I could jump into the picture on my screen to give you a hug. To start the process of washing away what a demented mind did to you. Your new family's going to show you what life was meant to be, beautiful .
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