When police assigned trooper Daniel O’Neil an unadoptable shelter dog as his first K9 partner, he poured his heart into training her. And eventually the pooch became the perfect police dog. So when the pair made a disturbing discovery in some woods one day, the dog – Ruby – knew exactly what to do.
In her first year on this planet, Ruby the dog was put through the wringer. She had even wound up in an animal shelter in East Providence, Rhode Island, on four different occasions. And it appeared that her chances of receiving a happy ending were slipping from her grasp.
The trouble was that Ruby wasn’t exactly what you’d call the perfect pet. In particular, she was hostile to children and other animals. Those caring for her at the shelter had therefore decided that she was a no hope case. So they arranged for her to be euthanized.