Hurricane Matthew tore through North Carolina in October 2016. In a rush, many families had left their pets behind. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department sent a response team from their Animal Care and Control Emergency office to area homes to check on those animals. As they we making their rounds, they spotted a dog wandering the streets.
The dog has no microchip or ID – they assumed she lived in the area and gave her some food and water. Turns out that the “Little Brown Dog” didn’t have a home, she was a stray. The dog ended up following the response team around town.
The officers took a video of their new canine helper, and the video soon went viral. In the video, Officer Kish is seen opening the door and picking up the dog.
As you can see here, she made herself at home in the truck and took a well-deserved nap.
At the Edgecombe Animal Shelter the “Little Brown Dog” was given a new name, Charlotte.
Charlotte stayed at the animal shelter for several months. The officers who had rescued her came back for her.
They had a new ‘job’ at the ACC and knew Charlotte would be perfect! Introducing, Charlotte, a canine who works as part of the Human Education Program! The department had a 14-year-old dog in the position who was retiring.