A litter of puppies, born to a rescued dog who is being fostered by a couple in Wicomico County, Maryland, have been given particularly special names, reported Tuesday’s WJLA News. The canine family is being fostered for Operation Paws For Homes, by Tracey McMenamy and her husband, who has been a police officer for 12 years – the ten puppies in their care have been named after police officers who have recently been killed in the line of duty.
McMenamy told WBOC News, “We like to have theme names for all of our puppies and due to recent events, my husband and I, who is a police officer, decided that it would be a great idea and a tribute and an honor to name these puppies after police officers who have died in the line of duty,”
Tragically, despite the rather large size of the litter, there are not enough puppies to represent the number of fallen officers – McMenamy told WJLA, “Not having enough puppies to name all of those fallen officers is scary and it’s sad.” She added, “As a wife, it’s scary for me that we’ve lost that many police officers,”
It turns out that some of these puppies are destined to live their lives with some of the families who have lost a fallen hero…two families have already indicated that they want to adopt from this special litter of rescued pups.
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