SANDY SPRINGS, Okla. (KJRH) – When a tornado hit Sand Springs, Oklahoma five-months ago, one sheriff’s deputy went above the call of duty.
The deputy rescued a puppy and made a place for the dog in her home and in her heart.
The tornado injured 30, took one life, and left some animals homeless.
Including a pup found by Deputy Amber Solomon with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
The dog went to the shelter, and Soloman kept checking on the dog.
“Every time our animal control guys had to go drop off at the shelter, hey, check and see if that dog’s still there.”
And she was.
Now, the mutt and Solomon have been best friends ever since.
She adopted the dog and named her River.
“I was trying to come up with names that would associate her with that tragic event,” said Soloman. “So, that way not only myself but my family could remember how many people did lose their homes.”
“River” is for the River Oaks Mobile Home Park that was hit by the tornado, and she was found by the river.
River is now part of the family. She’s full of tricks and loves a good belly rub.
“My momma and my son even joke around about she should be a police dog, you should take her to work with you,” said Soloman. “And if I could I would. I think it would be fun to have your best friend by your side all day.”