We assume Patrick Hennesy wanted nothing more than to come home and warm up in bed as quickly as possible after driving home in the cold at 4.30 a.m.
But when he saw two fearful puppies in need of assistance, he didn’t hesitate to intervene.
Hennesy noticed two pit bulls cuddling up together by the side of the road and quickly knew they were injured and in need of assistance.
The man immediately called the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and soon, two police officers arrived at the scene. The scared and hurt pups were whining softly and there was blood splattered across the ground.
When the officers approached the strays, both pups licked and rubbed up against them as if to thank them.
It was as if they knew that the officers were there to help.
The officers soon discovered the origins of the blood splatter on the ground; one of the strays was bleeding profusely.
The officers deduced that the stray must have been struck by a car, and then they quickly did what they could to stop the bleeding.
While one officer applied gauze and pressure to the strays wound, the other contacted Orange County Animal Services, who asked the officers to stay with the pups until they could come and take over.
The officers hugged the cold and shivering pups to warm them up, and did everything they could to comfort them while they waited for help to arrive.
Though they were both cold and tired, there was no way they’d abandoned the two pups in need.
Finally, animal services arrived at the scene and brought them into care.
Thanks to the patience and kindness of the police officers, the two pups had grown less scared, and once they were brought to the shelter, both pit bulls were nothing but happy, loving, and grateful.
The two pups were named Liberty and Justice, and have already brought so much joy and happiness to the shelter staff, who hope that the adorable pair will find their perfect forever family very soon.
The officers who kept them both safe and secure got to come and visit them after they’d settled in at the shelter, and we’re overjoyed to find that both Liberty and Justice now seems like the happiest pups in the world.