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UPDATE: Sheriff's Deputy Rescues Puppy

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Tuesday evening while on his day off, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Marc Melville received information there was an ad posted earlier in the morning regarding 2 lost puppies. 

Deputy Melville located the ad and after reading it, he realized the puppy he had taken in early Monday morning during his shift was one of the lost puppies. He contacted the poster and learned she had been watching the family of dogs for a friend. When she went to check on them, she found 2 of the puppies were missing.    
 
Deputy Melville brought the little guy over to her location to confirm this was one of the lost puppies. The puppy immediately ran over and happily joined his momma unfortunately eroding any doubt in Deputy Melville's mind. 
 
Deputy Melville talked with the female about the call he had responded to and the description of the suspect. She explained she didn't know anyone matching the description and she believed the puppies may have been taken from the location or they got out somehow. The other dogs were well taken care of, and being convinced the 7-week-old puppy was now reunited with his mom, Deputy Melville reluctantly said good bye to his new friend. 
 
He and his family are obviously saddened the puppy couldn't stay with them but it was nice to see him reunited with his family. Deputy Melville let her know if the owner, who is currently out of town, should happen to change his mind and want to sell the puppy, he would be ecstatic to take the little guy home.
 
Deputy Melville and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to "Thank" everyone for all the kind words and messages of support we have received. It is truly appreciated. 

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Early Monday morning at 4:12 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Marc Melville was in the last couple hours of his 12 hour shift when a call was broadcast over the radio of a male who appeared to be abandoning puppies in the roadway at Thierman and Appleway.   

Deputy Melville, who happened to be right down the road when the call came out, began checking the area. He did not locate the suspect vehicle but he did locate one puppy. With the puppy safely secured in his vehicle, he continued to check the area for any other puppies, or the suspect, but was unsuccessful.  

The puppy, being very young (as well as very cute) immediately began to try and befriend Deputy Melville. With his shift at an end and realizing any attempt to resist the charm of his newfound furry friend would be futile, Deputy Melville brought the puppy home to give it food and water.  

At last report, it appears this adorable puppy may have charmed his way into a very good home and is doing well.   

This story appears to have a happy ending, but people who have pets they cannot take care of and unable to find a good home for are encouraged to contact SCRAPS at http://www.spokanecounty.org/scraps/ instead of dropping them off on the side of the road to fend for themselves.

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