It’s a true rags to riches story of the furry kind.
A puppy dumped on the roadside in a cage has been trained as a sniffer dog and is now a K9 cop with the Surrey Police in the UK.
It was back in January when someone left six puppies in a crate along a road in South East England only to be rescued by the RSPCA. The animal welfare group said the dogs were “dumped like rubbish.”
Officials speculated a breeder abandoned them when they were no longer marketable as four-month-old puppies.
Among them, Chester, a cocker spaniel who had a “high energy level” and showed potential as a dog needing a job.
After six weeks of in-house training, Chester, and his handler PC Kim Hackett recently passed with flying colours.
“Huge round of ap-paws to our newest recruit Chester!” the Surrey Police posted on social media. “He joined us as an abandoned puppy and is now a fully licensed Police dog! “
He still has more training days ahead, but police said Chester will now be out “fighting crime with his sense of smell” around Surrey and Sussex.
The RSPCA couldn’t be more thrilled and posted about Chester’s new job on Facebook.
“Well look at Chester now! He passed all his training and he is now a Digital Sniffer Dog for Surrey Police! And boy did this puppy like to sniff! The dream job for him!! “
“What a transformation!” the organization added.
Very paw-roud of Chester who was rescued by @RSPCA_official after being found dumped in a crate beside a #Kent road – and is now a su-paw crime-fighting sniffer dog with @SurreyPolice 🐾🐕🦺🚓🎾 https://t.co/wZKwutMEpF— Amy Ockelford (@RSPCA_Amy) November 10, 2022