Police officer adopts injured puppy he rescued while on duty

A New Jersey policeman has adopted a 14-week-old pit bull he and his fellow officers rescued earlier this month.

Officer Matthew O'Hanlon of the Mount Laurel local department told "Good Morning America" that he took the puppy in after he and his colleagues found him wandering about an industrial area of Mount Laurel on Jan. 2. O'Hanlon named the pup Thor.

"My fiance and that I are big Marvel fans and that we just though supported him being injured and everything the name quite fit," O'Hanlon, 26, said. O'Hanlon said Thor had no identification and a wound on his head. He was sent to Burlington County Animal Shelter in Westampton for treatment.

O'Hanlon picked up Thor and brought him to the vet where the tooth of another animal was far away from his head. He's since recovered and doing well reception as well as his new family

O'Hanlon said he wants to get rid of the stigma surrounding pit bulls being aggressive dogs. "They're the foremost loving, affectionate dogs I've ever had … it's [unfortunate] to ascertain them get bad reputations when it's really the way they're raised."

"And adopt don't shop," he added.

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