Members of the Martin Country Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are looking after a German Shepherd known by the name of Prince. The reason for this is that the dog’s owner got hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The pooch had to be rescued on a boat. This is because the dog’s owner got transported to the hospital after showing symptoms of the deadly disease. Later tests showed that the owner is positive from the COVID-19.
Since there is no one to look after the pooch, members of the MCSO decided to take the pooch under their care. In a Facebook post, the members of the group informed their followers about the dog. They said that the dog’s owner had a desperate plea, and that is to have someone look after his pooch.
In the same post, the owner allegedly contacted members of the MCSO, telling them that he will be brought to a hospital. That time, the dog’s owner was still unaware that he is showing symptoms of the coronavirus.
Later that day, the results yielded positive results, so he had to stay inside a quarantine facility. This is a standard protocol so as not to spread the disease to other people. It was a sad development because his pooch, Prince, was left on the boat they used during their out of town trip. The owner then pleaded to the MCSO if they could look after his pooch as he recovers from the virus. Prince’s owner is hopeful that he will get will soon amid reports of several deaths due to the illness.
The members of the MCSO who rescued the pooch were equipped with personal protective gear. This is to ensure that they do not get infected since they are not sure whether Prince has also incurred the virus.
Credits to WPTV News.