On Saturday,July 16th, Orlando Police officers responded to a call in reference to a dog being attacked by two other dogs in the neighborhood. Officer Erin Lawler arrived and found an approximately 3 year old Shepherd mix covered in sweat and blood with numerous bite marks and lacerations on her legs. She was lying in the dirt and was unable to walk due to her injuries. Even through all the pain, the dog was incredibly sweet and loving while Erin was with her. The owner wanted to relinquish custody of the dog to animal control because they were unable to care for her. When Animal Services arrived, they advised the dog would be euthanized. Erin did not want this beautiful dog to be put down and spoke with the owner who relinquished custody of the dog to her. Erin and other officers immediately took the dog to an emergency veterinarian for care. After an evaluation, the veterinarian determined she had significant tissue damage from numerous bite marks and punctures on 3 out of 4 legs, but thankfully there were no fractures or injuries to her abdomen. The vet gave an estimate for initial treatment of $4077.35. Knowing without the medical treatment this beautiful, sweet dog would either die or have to be euthanized, Erin and another officer paid for all the medical expenses out of their own pockets. After the initial treatment was completed, the vet advised follow-up care and possibly surgery would be needed. Erin has since adopted the dog, who's name will be forthcoming after her 4 year old son picks the perfect name.