An Officer and A Dog Lover

Officer Dan Waskiewicz responded to a call about a vicious dog terrorizing a Baltimore neighborhood. His assessment of the situation was actually very different. Children yelling and throwing bottles at a very nervous pit-bull. Now, pit-bulls are not known for their friendly nature, but when the officer called the dog, he was attacked with kisses. Baltimore Humane Society felt Officer Waskiewicz’s action were worthy of a commendation. Executive Director Jen Swanson said, “Because of Officer Waskiewicz’s astute response, he saved the life of an innocent animal and avoided what could have been a situation with a tragic ending.” Lesson: Don’t judge a dog by his breed.