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Cop Rescues Dog Who Fell Down A Drain — And Becomes His Dad

As police officers were leaving a call at a Florida home this week, they heard something that stopped them in their tracks.

A faint whimpering.

As the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office recounted on its Facebook page, deputies followed that cry to a septic drain in an empty lot.

At the bottom of that drain?

A sopping wet puppy, unable to climb back out.

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It didn't take them long to haul the tired, terrified dog from the drain.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

After giving him a bath - well, several baths - and trying to find his owner without luck, Officer James Gettings decided their meeting was more than a coincidence.

Fate had brought them together. And together they would stay.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

Gettings named the puppy Puddle, naturally. And, in no time at all, the dog who came from the bottom of a drain found himself at the top of the household hierarchy.

Today, he rules the bed...

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... lords over the shoes.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

And, thanks to Gettings, owns a future.