Ohio PD adopts tiny rescue dog

Police say Zorro, a Chihuahua mix, helps relieve officers' stress and cheers up the public too


Associated Press

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — A pint-sized pup adopted by a northern Ohio police department is having a positive impact on officers and the community.

Marblehead Police Chief Casey Joy tells WTVG-TV that he was inspired to adopt a dog from Petfinder after seeing stories about animals displaced by Hurricane Florence. Joy fell in love with a 4-month-old Chihuahua mix named Zorro.

Zorro wears a tiny K-9 vest and rides along on patrols. (Photo/13 ABC)
Zorro wears a tiny K-9 vest and rides along on patrols. (Photo/13 ABC)

Zorro rides along with Joy on patrols in a special police K-9 vest made by a resident. Police say the tiny dog has made a big difference in the village. They say he helps relieve officers' stress and cheers up the public too.

Zorro lives with Joy and a seizure-detecting dog that helps the chief's son. Zorro will visit nursing homes, hospitals and hospice facilities as a therapy dog when he's finished training.

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