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Police Pull Over Couple — And Get Handed A Puppy Couple 'Doesn't Want' Anymore

They'd only gotten him that day — and already changed their mind 🙁

When some police officers performed a random traffic stop on a car in Windsor, England, they didn’t really expect to find anything too out of the ordinary. When they looked into the car, they found a couple sitting in the front, holding a tiny puppy. After a few minutes, the couple told the police they didn’t want the puppy anymore — and passed him through the window to the officers, just like that. 

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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

The couple had only just gotten the puppy that day, and he was clearly too young to be away from his mother. It’s incredibly lucky that the officers pulled the couple over when they did, as otherwise the puppy’s future would have been very uncertain. The officers immediately agreed to take the puppy in, and after a few hours he was transferred into the care of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

puppy turned in to police
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Staffers at the shelter decided to name the puppy Buddy. The tiny dog was only 6 weeks old at the time, and despite his shaky start to life, he was completely healthy. Everyone quickly fell in love with Buddy, and cuddled him and kept him safe before he was old enough to go off and find his forever family. 

“Buddy is a really bright puppy who loves attention from people and his confidence around other dogs is growing everyday,” Sarah Copleston, communications officer for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, told The Dodo. “Buddy loves nothing more than being made a fuss of and chasing a tennis ball. With all of the excitement of being a puppy, he is fast asleep by 9 p.m. each evening.”

puppy turned in to police
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

As soon as Buddy was ready to be adopted, he found his new family quickly, and is now loving every minute of his new life with them. 

“Buddy is doing really well in his new home and is learning more and more each day,” Copleston said. 

puppy turned in to police
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Buddy’s situation is a strong reminder to always make sure you’re ready for a puppy, or any other animal, before you take on the responsibility of one. You should also never purchase a dog online or from a pet store, and always strive to adopt from shelters instead. There are still so many dogs and cats waiting for their forever families at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and in countless other shelters all over the world. 

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