Monroe Co. Sheriff’s deputy adopts rescued pit bull

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Nearly six months after a malnourished pit bull terrier was rescued from a home in Sweden, “Rocky” has a new family in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

In November of last year, deputies responded to the home for a welfare check. That’s where they found the dog locked inside his crate in unimaginable conditions. “Rocky” at the time weighed just 36 pounds.

He was removed from the home and placed in the care of Lollypop Farm for adoption. It was Corporal Kathy Prince with the sheriff’s office who was soon introduced to Rocky and the rest is history.

She says, “We went and saw him and he came running in and all he wanted to do was play with a ball and be pet. Rolled over and that was it; I said, ‘Yeah I’m going to take the dog.’ So, we waited until he cleared the health process and it was maybe four days later we went back and picked him up.”

Corporal Prince adopted Rocky in January.  Rocky now weighs a healthy 65 pounds and is happy and thriving in his new home.

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