Warner Robins police officer rescues 3 puppies from busy road
Warner Robins’ cop Matthew Wojtal is a crime fighter and passionate about saving animals.
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC / WMGT) – Officer Matthew Wojital detained three young pups on Watson Boulevard – one of the busiest streets in Warner Robins.
“When I got onto the inner lane, I saw something small running across the street,” said Wojtal. “I had to evade. I stopped immediately, turned on the lights in my police car, and as soon as I stopped and got out of my police car, the dog ran right up to me and started scratching my leg and making little puppy noises. “
Wojtal says he was on his way back to the police station after breakfast at a local church. When he stopped to get the puppy off the street, he got another surprise.
“I took this dog with me and another vehicle coming from the other side couldn’t see what I was doing, so she stopped and got out of her car and when she got out … two more dogs ran out onto the street”, declared Wojtal.
The Warner Robins official knows how busy and dangerous Watson Boulevard can be and says he is grateful to have been in the right place at the right time. After collecting the puppies, Wojtal booked them at the municipal animal control office.
Greg Langston, the supervisor at Animal Control, says he’s grateful that Warner Robins PD was there to help.
“We’re really proud of him for helping them and us too,” said Langston.
All three six week old puppies are happy, healthy, and safe. Officer Wojtal says rescuing these cute puppies is worth his job after dealing with scary situations every day.
“After all the stressful things we deal with on a daily basis, be it the terrible Friday, traffic accidents, domestic servants, whatever, it’s those things that make me really appreciate what I do.”
Wojtal plans to adopt one of the puppies and name her Laney. The other two puppies are in the Warner Robins Animal Control Office and will be given up for adoption on August 27th after the puppy quarantine expires.
If you’re interested in adopting one of the other puppies call (478) 929-7290.