Ohio Police Adopt Stray Dog as Their Own

ABC News(KIRTLAND, Ohio) -- After weeks of searching for a stray dog's owner, members of an Ohio police department decided to adopt the pup themselves.

On March 31, the Kirtland, Ohio, police department posted a photo of a stray dog to its Facebook page. "Missing your dog?" the post read.

But no one came forward. Fast forward several weeks, and John Doe, as the dog came to be known, was still without a home. The officers and police personnel wanted "JD" to go to a good home, so they decided to give him one themselves.

With the permission of the mayor and the police chief, the department adopted "JD." He'll spend time with the officers, of course, but the pup will also work alongside the others who serve the people of Kirtland.

"The folks here at the Police Department wanted a good home for JD (this is now his name) so with the permission of the Chief and the Mayor JD has been adopted by the Kirtland Police Association but they also share the warmth this stoic animal has brought with City Hall and the Fire Department," reads a post on the Kirtland PD Facebook page.

"JD has fit into the environment as though he were here always. We are happy to have him in our department and our lives," the post continues. "He loves everyone and we love him."

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