Officers Hear Whimpering In The Distance, Follow The Sound To Life-Changing Find

Officer James Gettings felt this was more than a coincidence.

Police officers were leaving a Florida home after responding to a call when they heard a faint whimpering in the distance. They followed the sound to a septic drain in an empty lot. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook to tell their story.

What they saw stopped them in their tracks: a puppy at the bottom of the drain with no way out.

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They immediately pulled the terrified, soaking-wet puppy from the drain.

Facebook/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

They bathed the pup and set out to find his owner. Without any luck, Officer James Gettings decided he would adopt him!

Facebook/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

And it didn’t take long for Puddle to make himself at home! He already claimed the bed…

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…And a shoe. 😛

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Officer Gettings felt like it was more than a coincidence and that the two were meant to meet each other that day. Now Puddle gets a second chance at life in an amazing home. 🙂

h/t The Dodo