Earlier this year, a pit bull was found wandering near a convenience store in Texas with a bloody head. She was named Kiah.
Rescuers tried to find out what really happened. Then they were faced with a shocking truth: she was hit with a hammer and was left to die.
The poor pooch was immediately taken to the nearby Kirby Animal Shelter, where she was given the care she needed until she fully recovered.
Because of her adorable personality, she immediately stole the hearts of people she met.
Kiah became among the millions of pit bulls that are currently homeless because of the widespread apprehension attached to the breed. Nevertheless, she still wanted to find a forever home.
Then fate stepped in. Brad Croft, who trains dogs for the military and law enforcement, visited the animal shelter. He usually goes to these places to search for abandoned canines that would make good police dogs. There he met Kiah. From the moment he saw her, he knew there was something special about the pup, so he decided to take a chance on her.
There was indeed something in Kiah. As a proof, she was accepted into the Universal K9 program on a police dog grant. Now she’s almost close to finishing her training in narcotics tracking and detecting.
As soon as she graduates from the training school, Kiah will be one of the few pit bulls that will work as a police dog. She’s expected to work with her new handler, Officer Justin Bruzgul of the Poughkeepsie New York Police Department.
Kiah’s story is now making rounds on social media, banishing all sorts of canine stereotypes. In the near future, we’ll see more of her defending the world that once betrayed her.
Officer Bruzgul said of Kiah as a partner, “She wants to work. She’s high energy. Affectionate. I couldn’t ask for a better partner.”