On the evening of April 23, a group of Delaware Police Officers were called to a potential crime scene, with reports of shots being fired. The caller believed they had seen a dog get shot.
When officers James Nolan V, German Sabillion, Dave DeFrank and Arthur “AJ” Grenier arrived at the scene, all they initially found was a large amount of blood. However, after some searching they discovered a heavily wounded 8-month old stray on a porch – he had been shot five times.
The mixed-breed pup seemed to intuitively understand that the police were there to help him. Officer Nolan said:
“He wagged his tail and licked my hands, the friendliest dog in the world.”
Deliberating on where to take the desperately ill dog, the team called on the help another officer, animal lover Russell “Wolf” Wayne Harper, who rushed the dog to a 24-hour facility in Haverford. Once there, expert Kelley Collins delivered the “massive” surgery required in order to save his life.
“When I first saw him, I didn’t think he was going to make it through the night. I had high wishes and prayers, but I didn’t have high hopes … he is the miracle dog.”
The pup – named Frank by officers – is now on his way to making a full recovery, although police are still trying to bring his abusers to justice.
While Frank’s is an extreme case, Wolf and his team are sadly all to accustomed to dealing with animal abuse cases – with approximately three being reported in the area every week. Four years ago, Wolf and another officer Karl “Crash” Sangree founded ‘Justice Rescue’, which aims to to rescue abused animals from those mistreating them and providing the veterinary care required.
To donate to their very worthy cause, please visit this site.