Undoubtedly, Officer Nick Shepherd would attest to the fact that his job as a police officer in Plattsburg, Mo. is one that yields the unexpected.

On a day last May, he responded to a call after a homeowner noticed that there was a large, brown dog who was in a very unfortunate situation: His rear leg was caught in a wire fence in her backyard.

After approaching the pooch, Officer Shepherd, wearing a tiny camera attached to his hand held radio, worked carefully to get the frightened and wiggling dog freed.

After just a couple of minutes, the leg was safely set free and the frantic canine ran off before Officer Shepherd could get a look at his identification and hopefully be reunited with his owner.

After trying for a little while to find him, the self-professed dog lover gave up and started back to his patrol car.

Thankfully, the story has an unexpectedly happy ending. Watch the video to find out what it is!

The video is shaky, but worth watching all the way to the end – you’ll love it!

Responses to "Dog surprises police officer after being freed from fence (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Amazing and beautiful. God bless you Officer...........

  3. Anonymous says:

    Was owner found or did offier keep him/her?

  4. Anonymous says:

    wonderful - only an animal lover would understand!

  5. Anonymous says:

    loved it!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    ohhhh that is so awesome! What a lovely story ! The officer sounds like a GA boy to me.

  7. Anonymous says:

    god bless the man who helped this poor defenceless are a true hero...

  8. Anonymous says:

    That was just amazing =) How great that officer must have felt, knowing that dog realized that he was helping and not hurting him.

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  10. Shelly @}-'- says:

    loved seeing this!! Huge 'Thanks" to Officer Shephard!! As that pooch thanked him in his own way too!! Oh, and whoever was laughing in the backround of that video is ignorant and obviously doesn't care about animals!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful video. thank you

  12. Donna says:

    What a wonderful story! The officer sounded delighted the dog jumped in his car! Bless him!

  13. you freed his body for pain and he ended wanting to show you love to be grateful for the kindness how wonderful, he has a big heart for you he sure loves you thank you for your kindness

  14. Anonymous says:

    what a dog - his tail was wagging all the way through, even while he was still stuck. But I find these videos quite annoying in a way - there is never a context. Was the dog returned home? I hope not a stray... What happened afterwards. You can't just turf a dog out of your car and leave him in the road! Don't just post isolated clips out of context - like the woman with the kissing wolf, for example.

  15. lonna421 says:

    What a cool, feel good video!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Shelly, the officer was the one laughing

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thank you officer

  18. Anonymous says:

    thanks god

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for taking the time officer....guess he was thankful too!

  20. dynah says:

    followed the me home, get me away from that fence...

  21. margaret says:

    Officer you are a hero in that lovely dogs eyes and much respect to you ,you have earned the name earth angel xx

  22. Anonymous says:

    need more like him good job

  23. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful story! The officer sounded delighted the dog jumped in his car! Bless him!

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