Police Dog Is Still In Shelter 2 Years After Rejection From Force
A canine who missed out on becoming a police dog is still waiting for her forever home two years later.
Flash, a mix between a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd, was within living distance of joining police in Texas as a K9 on the force.
After being recused by a Connecticut animal shelter as a stray pup, staff noticed her intelligence, agility and good temperament, so they referred her to law enforcement for training.
Flying at her training, Flash was specialist in narcotics detection and suspect apprehension. The clever pooch was all set to move down to Texas, but her career as a police dog was stopped in its tracks.
Sadly, they went with another dog to be on the force, and poor Flash has been stuck at the shelter ever since.
Animal control officer Tom Mitchel at Harwinton has forged a special bond with Flash since she arrived at the pound, and recently put out a plea for a happy home on Facebook.
It's been two years since Flash's rejection, meaning she'd too old to be trained as a K9, but considered too "alpha" to work as a service dog.
Tom thinks Flash would be best suited to someone with a service background such as a military veteran as she's extremely protection.
However, they warn flash is not suited to a family with children, despite her "loving" kids. She's also better off without other dogs as despite liking them, can be quite reactive.
But there's been good news.
Since his plea, Tom has received "hundreds" of requests to adopt him.
Sharing a photo with Flash sifting through applications, Tom posted: "There are literally 100's of voicemails, messages, texts and emails.
"It will be impossible for me to answer everyone. Flash and I are working hard over the weekend to narrow the list down to people who meet the qualifications.
"We will then schedule any meetings and Flash will decide from there! Thank you all for your interest, support, shares and understanding."
We're sure there will be someone in there perfect for Flash. Don't you just love a happy ending?
Featured Image Credit: Thomas Mitchell