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See What Dutch the Service Dog Has Been Up to Since We Saved Him

See What Dutch the Service Dog Has Been Up to Since We Saved Him

This year, Care2 members helped save a dog named Dutch because someone started a petition on Care2.

Dutch was going to be euthanized because he bit a woman who was beating him with a pole. But then someone started a petition to save him, and more than 300,000 Care2 members signed it, and together they saved Dutch.

At the end of every year, we think back on the campaigns Care2 members have started and won. When we thought about Dutch, we were just itching to know what he’s been up to since we rescued him — so we sent a message to Dutch’s mom, Heather Aguilar, and she gave us the scoop. Warning: this update contains super cute photos of Dutch.

Dutch was thrilled to get out of court

Dutch the day after court with Jeremy, Heather and his trainer James

so he could play with his new friend Sam

Dutch with his buddy Sam

Dutch with his new buddy Sam

and go shopping for treats.

Shop 'til you drop, Dutch!

When he returned home, Dutch felt like a real celebrity when he got treated to a photo shoot

Work the camera, Dutch!

but Dutch didn’t let his newfound celebrity stop him from the important work of guarding the backyard from squirrels.

Constant vigilance, Dutch!

Now, Dutch is excited to become a big brother! Here he is snuggling with Mom, Dad and his little sis to be:

These happy moments only happened because people in the Care2 community fought to save Dutch. You can make a heartwarming victory like this come true, too. Just click here to start your own petition today.

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6:51PM PDT on Apr 10, 2015

AWE !!!!!!

8:23PM PDT on Mar 22, 2015

Seriously? Still exulting over releasing an extremely dangerous dog back into society? A dog that was ordered PTS because it did THIS -

"He bit the woman in her thigh as she was trying to clean blood from the fight off of him. The bite sank to the bone, and she had to put her hands in his mouth to pry him off. When she retreated toward her bedroom, she tripped, and Dutch attacked again, biting her buttock, again penetrating to the bone, authorities said. When she tried to pry his jaws off her, Dutch bit her finger so hard it caused a compound fracture and severed an artery. Dutch kept slamming his body into her bedroom door after she made it inside the room, bit furniture, and later attacked the other dog yet again, according to the police. The woman's medical bill is about $24,000, Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said. "She is fortunate to have escaped that attack with her life," said Animal Services Supervisor Mike Duncan."

http://www.montrosepress.com/breaking_news/veteran-works-to-save-dutch-the-dog-police-detail-attack/article_8356b1ba-7236-11e2-a705-001a4bcf887a.html

3:45AM PDT on Mar 8, 2015

Thank you

12:15PM PST on Jan 13, 2015

When I found out we had saved Dutch I sat down and cried!!! But not to worry, they were tears of overwhelming JOY!!!

11:49AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

Good job :)

5:33AM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

I'm so glad Dutch was saved. I take the time to sign these petitions and this reassures me that it's worth it.

5:48AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

11:53AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Thank you Lord, and over 300,000 k petition signers, this beautiful baby got to live. I would fight back too if someone was hitting me with a pole.

12:42AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Very nice!

8:31AM PDT on Sep 22, 2014

Thank goodness this beautiful dog was saved. How terrible that because this animal was defending itself that MURDERING him was even considered.

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