Local Police Chief Cares For Sick Dog

CONWAY (KDKA) – The police chief of one Beaver County community has found a soft spot in his heart for a sweet little dog that was recently found in poor health in the middle of a road.

The office of Chief Anthony Blum, of the Conway Police Department, has for now become a make shift kennel, after the pup was brought to him.

The dog is malnourished, very weak and apparently blind in one eye.

“Two little girls called our police department and stated that they found a dog; it was lying in the middle of the highway. It looks to be an older male,” said Chief Blum.

“We’d like to find out if he’s a runway or if he’s lost. We’d love to get it back to the owner; and if not, we’d like to find out who did this to it,” he added. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen. He can barely walk. There’s no reason for this.”

The animals gait it awkward because its nails had grown so long that it couldn’t stride as a normal canine would.

As for the pup’s future, his caretakers say he is not going to be put down, not after what he’s endured.

“Pretty tough dog; he’s a beautiful dog,” said Chief Blum. “He broke my heart. I have a dog at home. I’ve had dogs; something like this, it’s not necessary.”

Anyone with information on who the dog’s owner is or where he may belong is being asked to contact Beaver County 911.

For now, the dog will stay with Chief Blum as he is given serious medical care for his health problems.

  • Terri

    God Bless you for taking care of him! He is precious.

  • Donna D.

    That’s right GOD BLESS YOU!!! That’s awful…. How can that person look themself in the mirror that did this to that lil guy…

  • Stephanie

    So precious! Thank God for people like him. Anyone have contact information for donations?

  • Greta

    Thank you chief for caring for this dog! Stories on animal abuse sadden my heart! God Bless!

  • Heidi

    That is great that you rescued this cute dog. It seems he needs to get to a vet as soon as possible and get some medical care.

  • Jessica W

    Will this little guy be put up for adoption? He deserves a great home in time for the holidays. I would also love to contribute a donation to help him get the medical attention he needs. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Could a fund be set up?

  • Kathy R

    I would be happy to send in a donation to help with his medical care, and I would love to give him a home for the holidays! My other rescued babies would love him!

  • Alicia

    That little dog is a beautiful blessing from the Lord….he is so sweet and precious. It is so sad that somebody neglected him but thank you for taking him in and giving him the help he dearly needs. I would be glad to help with his care as so many others would.

  • Sandra Smith

    Thank you for helping him. Can we help more with donations?

  • michelle

    You are a life saver Cheif.I would love to abopt that sweet baby.If you need any help I would gladley help.It brakes my heart how people don’t care for their animals.

  • Dana

    I’m really sorry, to hear about this poor puppy. I hate how people abuse, and neglect their animals. I would be pleased to take this dog. I would like to know if it is going to be put up for adoption anytime soon, if the owner does not claim the animal. :(

  • Peggy

    My heart is saddened by this tragic story. His sad eyes tell us of the struggle he has endured. Thank you Chief for not putting him down , but taking him and caring for him. I cannot blelieve that people are so heartless and cruel to let this happen to a defenseless creature. I pray for him to have the strength left in his little body to fight to live. I want to contribute to his medical care so he can get whatever is necessary to make him well. Please let us know how to contribute . We must pray for his body to heal and for him to regain his strength so he can be adopted by a loving family and live out his days in peace ,comfort and love. God bless him.

  • BUD

    Can we help with a donation? Thanks Cheif for your efforts for this little guy.

  • Kim Smith Lasater

    With so many police being in the news lately for shooting innocent animals it is refreshing to see an true man of the badge. You are what the representation of a true man is. I hope your town is very proud of you.

  • JEan

    How can we donate money to this dogs cause?

  • Pamela

    I only wish the people who did this will one day feel the same amount of pain if not more that this poor doggy did. I would love to adopt him.

  • Rosemary

    I was heartbroken when I saw this story and the photos of this poor little dog.
    I rescued a dog 17 years ago and we had her for 15 years. The last 10 months of her life were spent with our love and gratitude for her love and loyality. With
    the help of a wonderful Vet at AppleGrove Vet Clinic, I gave her IV infusions
    at home twice a day, and we devoted our time to make her as comfortable
    as possible….why? Because we rescued her and gave her the loving home
    she deserved. She was a gentle, smart and loving dog with us. We would
    love to help with this dog, we would love to welcome him into our home.
    We can supply him with time and care so he can be a healthy joyful dog.
    I thank you for opening your heart and home and your wallet. It can be
    expensive. Can we help? Contact me, please. Thank You

  • Barbara

    You are a wonderful , caring person chief. I am an animal lover and it breaks my
    heart to see animals abused. If this little guy gets put up for adoption, I would be
    very interested. I would also like to help out with a donation or if there is anything else you need.

  • Wendy

    Thank You to the girls who found this dog, and Thank You to the Chief for taking him in and giving him a chance. Please let us know where to send a donation, or anything we can do to help. This is so sad and I hope this little guy can hold on and be strong again, happy and healthy!

  • Cathy Hustedde

    Chief – Bless you & the 2 girls (as well as everyone that has offered to help in any way they can – I hope you will add me to that group also.) Presently, I also find myself “dogless” for the first time in – well, I believe it has to be my childhood & let’s just say “50” has come & gone! If you are unable to find “Precious'” people family & would like to find him a loving, totally spoiling home with a doting Mom that will take him everywhere, provide a safe & happy environment, please give me a call – again, let me know how I can help.

  • Bea

    It is heartwarming to see the care given this dog. He was meant to cross paths with the Chief. And the outpouring of caring in these comments is wonderful too. Just one thing to all who would be willing to take this dog, it is commendable. Stories like this often bring out the best in people. But, since not all can,adopt this one dog, please remember that there are literally hundreds of dogs (and cats) waiting in shelters for a home. Many will die throughout our area because there is no home. If you have the means, & you certainly sound like you have the love, to give to a pet, consider adopting one. You will save another precious life.

  • Diane

    What a beautiful little dog my heart breaks when I look at him. We have dogs and they are part of our family.
    Chief you are one of God’s angels on earth to take this little dog and care for him. I can’t send much but would like to know where t could send a small donation to help.
    God Bless you Chief

  • Missy Chaux

    I just teared up, not just because of the cruel way this dog was barely living, but because it looks so sad, sick, & how it walked, & because it resembled my recently departed dog(w/the way his ears pop up), that I just put to sleep 2 weeks ago. My dog was almost 18, and had excellent care, and love, & I feel for this doggie, as it’s apparent that it had NOT! Why do people treat animals this way? I hope they get it back to health, & a great home.

  • Shirley costantino

    God Bless you, Sir! I would love to take him in. We have a small dog & minature horse. My little dog is a house dog and I think they would make great companions. Please let us know if we can help and if you are willing to part with the wondreful guy!

  • Dee

    Nice job taking care of the dog! Perhaps if you put as much effort in to your fellow officiers(dirty Cops) as you did here, we would see less people being abused just like this “Little Guy.” This entire article reaks of pitty for the police in light that so many have been found dirty.

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