Amber on her way home with Deputy Sorrells and his family. Photo: Facebook
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amber at her new home, enjoying her new bed.
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