It looks like this police officer from New Jersey would have no trouble calling out to the heavens—or Earth’s mightiest heroes, for that matter—in case he finds himself mixed up in a life and death situation. After all, Matthew O’Hanlon from New Jersey named his new furry-friend Thor for nothing!
When the 26-year-old law enforcer from the Mount Laurel Police Department found the poor, unidentified dog going around in an industrial area with a wound on his head, he wasted no second in scooping him up so he could take him to be treated to a local animal shelter.
He shares that when he and his colleagues find a dog, they usually have tags or have been previously microchipped. This made it easier for them to be located or found by their families once they are brought to any facility. But it wasn’t the case for the young pit bull that they found. So, when nobody came in to claim the dog, O’Hanlon decided to adopt him immediately, calling the shelter 20 minutes after turning the dog in and telling him that he was interested.
And it seems like destiny led them to each other, after all! O’Hanlon said that he and his fiancée had been long searching for a pit bull puppy, and when he crossed paths with the injured little tyke, it was an opportunity he just couldn’t let slip by. When they were reunited, the police officer was inspired to name the puppy Thor—after all, he and his fiancée were huge Marvel fans, so that’s where they drew inspiration from the name of their newest pet.
The three-year police department veteran also lovingly mentions that finding Thor and giving him a home for a lifetime was a remarkable feeling. He said that it made him feel good that he could help a puppy who came from a dreadful situation and provide him with a new environment where he would get spoiled forever!
O’Hanlon also hopes that his story would help change people’s impression about the pit bull being an aggressive breed. While it is rather unfortunate that they get a bad reputation as a result of how their owners raised them, but according to him, the pit bull is the most loving and affectionate dog he’s ever had.
The world needs more people like Officer O’Hanlon—selfless and accepting.
Source: Mount Laurel Police Department / Facebook