Thea Digiammerino

State Police Highlighting Shelter Dogs

More than 1,000 animals are waiting to be adopted across the state.

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are gearing up for the annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption event on Saturday, August 17.

More than 1,000 animals are waiting to be adopted across the state.

It’s a big day for Flash. He’s a rescue dog at the Connecticut Humane Society.

A Connecticut State police photographer snapped his picture inside a cruiser. His face is the center of attention. It’s all part of a new effort to get more pets like Flash adopted.

“We’re pairing up a dog with a state trooper,” Trooper Josue Dorelus explained. “Getting a few photos and posting it on our social media platform. Giving our followers and opportunity to see some of these dogs.”

Do you do you was inspired by a dog named Boomer, rescue now a State Police K9.

“Given a second chance and is now one of the most motivated canines. That we have out on the roads,” said Trooper Dorelus.

State Police will be featuring a new dog every Friday in hopes of finding them a forever home.

“We are trying to showcase dogs might need more of a boost to find that right family,” said Susan Wollschlager, marketing and communications manager for Connecticut Humane Society. “So dogs that are a little bit older, might have a medical condition”

“It feels great,” Dorelus said. “As an owner I’ve two dogs myself that were rescued from a local shelter, it feels great to provide another pet with a second chance.”

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