When bad things happen to us, we always question why life is unfair and being hard on us. But what we don’t realize is, these misfortunes sometimes lead us to a better place. Just like what happen to this dog in our story!
A dog was abandoned to die in a Denver neighborhood last October. According to the kids playing at the park, a car pulled up and let the dog out and then drive away.
Karma, the dog roamed in the neighborhood for six days before the people coaxed and allowed her inside of their homes. The canine was so skinny and is scared of people, but this didn’t stop animal advocate Bridget Maloney-Hulslander to catch it.
“We have driven countless miles looking. I spotted her on Friday morning and then lost her. We spotted her again this morning and spent almost an hour following her in and out of neighborhoods only to lose sight of her again. She is very scared and runs as soon as anyone approaches. Nothing so far has worked. Hoping we can find her tomorrow and get close enough to dart her. This so emotionally tiring … I’m not giving up trying to find her.”, Bridget had written on Facebook.
Finally captured, Karma had worn all its paws down up to where they are bleeding, according to Deputy Patrick Hynes. The dog was then taken to a veterinary clinic.
The vet contacted the president of the Front Range Explosives Detection Group as Karma is a potential Belgian Malinois. This dog breed is known for its agility, intelligence, and trainability.
This timing is perfect for Deputy Hynes, whose K9 partner retired that year. His K9 partner, Taylor which is a chocolate labrador, retired after 7 years of service.
Shortly, Karma started its training as a police dog with Deputy Haynes. The pup was certified at the beginning of May by the Canine National Police Canine Association and finished its training last April.
The two are stationed now in the City and Council Building in Denver. This is where offices of the mayor and the judges are located.
“We hang out there all day and make sure nobody brings explosive devices and make sure the buildings are safe,”, Hynes stated.
They also assist when there are explosive call outs or active shooter call outs. From being abandoned to now being a police dog, Karma really had good karma this time.
Video by: Fox31 Denver