Not just anyone could stroll into a police station, looking for love and maybe a friend or two, but that’s exactly what Gorgi did. Last February, the white dog wandered in to visit the cops at the Bayamon Police Department in northern Puerto Rico and, more than a year later, he’s still there, wearing a badge and the canine version of a big smile.
“He arrived [at the station] in poor condition, with signs of abuse,” Sgt. Jose Montesinos told Primera Hora. “He was looking for affection. He was so docile and affectionate, we found it curious.”
The dog came back the next day. And the next. And then the officers realized that they had a new coworker who needed to be taken care of. They took up a collection to get the dog — now known as Gorgi — to a veterinarian to get a full checkup and vaccinations.
Montesinos said that keeping Gorgi at the station has helped the officers stay relaxed despite the stresses of their job. He does have a habit at barking at a little of everything from lizards to police cars, but that’s a small price to pay for having him around. He has quickly become the most popular member of the force too; an increasing number of Bayamon residents have stopped by to give him toys and treats.
“[Gorgi] is now the king,” Minerva Alvarado, the president of the Council of Santa Rosa said. As he should be.