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Dog Tales: DPD Officer Adopts Pup He Rescued on Highway

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DALLAS -- Reunited and it feels so good! You can call it a yappy reunion Thursday when DPD Officer John Rogers took home the pup he rescued last week.

You can say this pooch had kind of a ruff start. She was huddled on the side of I-35 North when this cop stopped to help.  She hopped in the back of his police car and it was woof at first sight.

"I feels really good,” Rogers said, petting Laurel.  “If anybody was missing her, we were hoping that the coverage would've helped them to get reunited, but since nobody came forward, we're hoping to be able to give her a good home.”

He’s decided to name her Laurel, after the exit close to where they found one another.

“[She’s] Real sweet, and that's the kind of dogs that we have at home. They're real tenderhearted. Seemed like it’d be a good fit.”

Looks like this tail has a happy ending!

But there are hundreds and hundreds of other four-legged friends just waiting for a fur-ever home.

“The greatest hope of all would be that someday he might be available for adoption,” Maura Davies, VP of communications for SPCA of Texas said.

Meet Phoenix.

“I’ve never heard anything like this in the 13 and a half years I’ve worked for the SPCA of Texas,” Davies said.

When the rescue team found Phoenix, he was tied up with a tow chain under an enclosed porch at a trailer home.  He was trapped in mud and filth.

“[There’s] a massive burn on his back. Scars extend from his shoulder to the base of his tail.  We’re not entirely sure what this little guy has been through, but it looks like he’s been through incredible pain,” Davis added.  “I’m very thankful that the SPCA of Texas could be here for Phoenix.”

If you can turn this terrible tale into a happy ending, we’re guessing Phoenix would be extremely grrrr-eateful!

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