A police dog is described as strong and powerful like a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois. Surprisingly, Auggie the Beagle broke this stereotype as he became a member of the Susquehanna Township Police Department. Even though he was not tasked to catch bad guys or to sniff out bombs, his assignment was equally important.
He is the one who provides comfort, support, and love for people who went into the police station and he enjoys every moment he does this. While he may look like an adorable puppy, Auggie also had a rough past. He was once a stray and when he was found by a rescue group, he was in bad shape. He also did not want to be near humans and it was clear that he was a victim of animal abuse.
According to the director of public safety, Robert Martin, when he saw him, Auggie looked lonely and when he went over to him, he immediately opened up to Martin. Even though they loved Auggie very much, they had no choice but to let him go and surrender him to the Humane Society of Harrisburg area. He was given immediate medical attention and both the police and the shelter worked hand in hand to save him. They immediately reached for Auggie’s family but no one stepped in to claim him.
He stayed at the shelter for about a month, but not a single person came for him. The shelter was about to put him up for adoption when the police officers expressed their interest in offering help to Auggie. They made the right decision of allowing him to live at the police station and the loving Beagle seemed to be pleased by the idea. After he underwent training, Auggie became an official member of the police force.
He may not have been trained to fight crime or to chase criminals but he was the one taking control of the station. Since he is officially a member of the police team, he would get attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With his sweet face, he was good at bringing joy and comfort not only to the staff but also to visitors.
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