Officer Joe Brazil is always available to help, in fact, he didn’t even hesitate when it came to rescuing a poor dog in need.
Last May 02, 2016, Peggy Edwards shared her story on Facebook and it went viral. The story was heartfelt and it warmed all our hearts up.
Her story was all about an incredibly kind Woonsocket, Rhode Island police officer named Joe. It started when an adorable but nervous little Yorkshire terrier got scared off by a car.
And the first thing the dog did was run off to hide inside a tunnel.
“April 30th, a little dog was running free and was frightened by a passing car. It ran into a tunnel that a nearby brook flows through. She was stuck about 20-25 ft. in and was clinging to the side,” Peggy started telling her story on Facebook.
Her instincts told her that she needed to save the little dog but she was hesitant.
She was concerned that she might scare the poor dog and it might go deeper into the tunnel. That’s when she thought of an idea.
She immediately called the Woonsocket Police to ask for help, and she wasn’t disappointed.
After a few minutes, Officer Joe Brazil showed up and was more than willing to help.
Peggy then explained what happened and without hesitation, the brave Officer was ready to help.
“He went in without hesitation and came out with a very wet, scared little dog. Great guy, Lucky dog. We are very happy he was able to save the little gal,” Peggy continued.
The kind Officer took off his shoes and socks and went into the tunnel to rescue the little dog.
WJAR NBC10 was able to contact the Officer, and according to him:
“As I got closer, I could see Cece just clinging to the side and just shaking,” Brazil said. “(The dog was) very, very frightened.”
Seeing how frightened she was, the Officer was extra careful not to scare the little dog deeper into the tunnel.
What he did next was amazing!
A little bit into the tunnel, when he was close enough to the scared dog, he let her smell his hand and once Cece was calm, that’s when he picked her up!
“It just seemed like she was almost saying thank you. Like she knew I was there to help,” Brazil said in his interview with WJAR NBC10.
As you can even see in the photo, the sweet dog looks so loving and thankful to the handsome officer that saved her.
It turns out that this dog wasn’t a stray after all. She had a loving family. According to another interview with WJAR NBC10, the name of this cute dog was Cece.
Michelle Perez, Cece’s owner, was so relieved that her dog was found. According to her story, her mother-in-law gave her the beautiful puppy but sadly, the next day, it escaped!
She’s only 5 months old. I wasn’t able to sleep, Perez said in her interview ‘All I kept doing was just driving around, calling her.’
Thanks to Peggy Edwards and the loving Officer Joe Brazil, Cece was saved from the scary tunnel and was reunited with her owner. We are all so happy that Cece was saved and made it back home to her human!