The family of a 2-year-old pit bull who was rescued from the wreckage of a car crash is raising money to buy the dog his own home.
The rescue happened when the boy was a puppy.
When he was 6 weeks old, he was put into a crate and placed in the back of a police car.
The car was left on the side of the road for a few days, and the puppy got out to run.
The boy was discovered by a dog walker, who found the puppy on the backseat of a pickup truck.
The police officer who rescued the boy, Chris Williams, said that his heart went out to the boy and he was “very grateful for the people of New York State and the people who were willing to do what they did for me to be able to bring my puppy home.”
The boy has been reunited with his mother, Sarah Williams, and is now in foster care.
The family is raising $25,000 for the purchase of the dog’s new home.
The money will go to a pet shelter in Virginia.