Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Abused puppy gets new lease on life thanks to Albany Police Officer

By Kassata Edwards, WRGB

A 10 week old puppy who police say survived serious abuse is now in the hands of a new owner. An Albany Police Officer adopted the dog Tuesday. CBS6 cameras were the only ones there when the two reunited at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Tuesday Roscoe’s life turned around in a flash. On Friday the 10 week old Pit bull-Husky mix met Albany Police Officer Adam Brace after the puppy's prior owner was arrested for abuse.
"This guy he didn't want to move. He was sitting down and got spun around by his leash, by his neck, on top of his head and eventually came down on top of the concrete, right on top of his head" says Brace.
The arresting officer said he witnessed Patrick Gray carry out that abuse on Roscoe.
"It's unacceptable to treat an animal like that" adds Brace.
Shortly after meeting Roscoe, Brace says he fell in love with the puppy.
"I'm a big animal lover. I think this sets a precedent for people out there that animal abuse is not acceptable. Obviously these dogs all they ask for is care, food and unconditional love" says Brace.
Now Roscoe's accused abuser Patrick Gray is facing animal cruelty charges.
If you'd like to make a difference in the life of a Pit-bull, right now there are 11 available for adoption at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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