When police in Dudley, U.K., got a complaint about a homeless man and his dog who were sleeping on the town's streets earlier this month, they decided to do everything possible to get the pair inside and safe.
But the sad truth is, many shelters and temporary housing options don't allow pets - and some men and women have been forced to choose between their beloved animals and a home.
Perhaps fearing that officers would take away his dog, the man sleeping on the Dudley streets avoided their attempts to help. Finally, officers arrested him, which, in another situation, might have meant separating him from his dog forever. But not in this case.
Dudley Police Department