The officers were surprised by how friendly and affectionate the dog was, although he was clearly m.a.l.n.o.u.r.i.s.h.e.d and showing signs of a.b.u.s.e.
Gorgojo (“Gorgi”) was living on the streets, as many dogs do in Puerto Rico. But his life took a dramatic turn when he wandered into a police station in Bayamón looking for food and water.
The officers were surprised by how friendly and affectionate Gorgi was, although he was clearly m.a.l.n.o.u.r.i.s.h.e.d and showing signs of a.b.u.s.e.
“The dog came up to us and, unlike other animals, he was looking for affection,” says Sgt. Jose Montesinos, one of the officers who cares for Gorgi. “We found it curious [how] docile and affectionate he was.”
They quickly got the dog food and water. “We played with [the dog] for a while and the next day he came back for a visit in the afternoon,” Montesinos told Primerahora.com. They soon grew attached to Gorgi because of his loving nature. As he grew more confident and playful, Gorgi soon became part of their family.
The officers took up a collection and brought Gorgi to the veterinarian where he got all his vaccinations and a clean bill of health.
As to why they named the puppy “Gorgojo” (which means “weevil” in Spanish), Montesinos joked that when the puppy first arrived he looked more like a weevil than a dog, so that’s the name they came up with.
Gorgi has now become a permanent member of the police station.
Although he may wear a police vest, he’s not your typical working police dog, unless you include barking at lizards and the vehicles that come to the station.
However, he does have a very important role, one that all the officers at the station appreciate. They can always count on Gorgi to lighten the mood and cheer them up. The officers say that Gorgi has been a blessing because he lowers their stress.
Montesinos says that Gorgi is loved by everyone and is “the king” of the station.
Gorgi’s touching story reminds me of John Doe Dog and what the Kirkland Police Department did to help him!
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