Cops spend their lunch breaks walking shelter dogs

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Credit: Amy Thomas

Two kindhearted cops in Texas take time out to be of service to lonely pets.

When they are not protecting the men and women in their community, Amy Thomas and Ashley Uribe of the Austin Police Department spend their lunch breaks walking shelter dogs.

“We were inspired to get involved after reading a post online from the Austin Animal Center,” said Thomas.

Both cops have rescued dogs from the shelter to join their families and volunteering at the shelter to help other pets felt like a perfect fit.

The officers hope that the more they spread awareness of volunteering, others will be encouraged to donate their time at the shelter too.

More than anything, however, Thomas and Uribe are eager to show that these homeless are as deserving of love — and a forever home.

Contact your local animal shelter to learn about how you can help.