Remembering Ruby: Hero K-9 trooper went from the animal shelter to saving a boy’s life with state police – Weirdness Wednesdays June 15, 2022

Here’s a positive post for this week’s Weirdness Wednesday post: Longer article.

BY CAITLIN O’KANE June 14, 2022

Ruby was a beloved K-9 trooper with the Rhode Island State Police, but she didn’t always work with them. Ruby was once a rambunctious rescue who was was in and out of the shelter – returned five times by five different families, her longtime handler Corporal Daniel O’Neil told CBS News.

“She was deemed un-adoptable, because of her high energy and she was just unmanageable,” O’Neil said. “[The shelter workers] looked at her and just saw that she had a ton of energy that just needed to be focused and maybe put to work.”

They reached out to the state police, who wanted to give Ruby a second chance and decided to try her out as a search and rescue dog. O’Neil was picked to be her handler.


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