Ringo, a retired police dog, was recently put in a shelter. This great K-9 spent most of his life in the narcotics unit of the Jackson Police Department in Mississippi. After nine years of service Ringo retired. He had been living with his owner, another member of the JPD (Jackson Police Department). Unfortunately, for Ringo, he was left at the local shelter by his owner. There was no reasoning behind leaving Ringo aside from the fact that his caretaker did not want a dog. Ringo’s handler later got demoted from his position in the JPD.
But luckily for Ringo, a kind man by the name of Hare decided to adopt him. Ringo and Hare go way back. Before Ringo started his career in the JPD, Hare trained him. Hare comments,
“I don’t know that there is a word for being both hurt and mad but I was both of them. And I still am. You know it’s just, you just don’t turn your back on something like that that’s been with you for nine years. Next thing we knew, we got a call from an animal shelter in Madison that Ringo was actually being housed there and up for adoption.”
The Jackson Police department also adds,
“The Jackson Police Department respects and holds our canines with high regard just as we do any other officer within our department. They are family, and we do not feel they deserve anything less than a loving home in retirement.”
Ringo and Hare get along so well.
Hare is so happy to provide a home for Ringo. It makes him feel settled to know that no one is suffering any longer. He states,
“All I have to go on as far as Jackson Police Department is what’s happened in the past. I know they have a new administration. I actually hope that they do better than they have in the past. But all I have to go on is the past.”
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