Menino continued to live in the wrecked car, spending his days with Santos on duty - but recently, the situation changed.
Santos was hired away to work security at a different location, meaning Menino would once again be all alone. Rather than let that happen, he decided to take the dog home, something no one else had been willing to do.
"I could not leave him there," Santos told Campo Grande News. "If his rightful owners came, I'd give him up. But I will not leave it to anyone I do not know to take care of him."