STOUGHTON — Stoughton police started off the new year by helping a lost dog find a happy new home.
In a Facebook post about the dog, police said the dog was found in D.W. Field Park in Avon alone but unharmed. Avon police couldn't house him, so he stayed with a man who fostered him for a few days before moving into Stoughton police's animal control center.
Stoughton police originally tried to find the dog's owner by asking people to share their Facebook post about him. The post was shared over 2,000 times.
"We don’t mean to 'bark' out orders but it has been a 'ruff' couple of days for him so please share this as we don’t think he is a Stoughton dog. Just look at him, he deserves to go back home,'" police wrote in the post.
But after a week of not finding the dog's owner, Animal Control Officer Michelle Carlos found a new home for the dog through the Animal Rescue League.
Stoughton police Lt. John Bonney wrote in an email that the dog was adopted by a Stoughton man who named the dog Otis.
In a joke video of Otis supposedly "speaking," he says "Great news! I have a new person and he is wicked nice. He even lets me sit on his couch. Such a vibe. No cat."
Otis goes on to say that he will miss Carlos and all the officers who came to visit him, before thanking everyone who offered to adopt him.
"He is a really happy dog, and the officers enjoyed helping our animal control officer out when she wasn’t working," Bonney wrote.
The video ends with a happy new year message from man's best friend: "Twenty double deuces is gonna be, gonna be, gonna be a good year!"
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