For over 8 times Officer Rick Broz has been devoted to guarding creatures in Lorain, Ohio. He has helped reunite hundreds of lost pets with their families and supported stronger beast atrocity legislation. He has also tête-à-tête saved neglected and abused tykes, writes dogheirs
One similar canine was Herbie, a Hole Bull blend who he plant after the police department entered an anonymous call. Then’s Herbie’s story, as it firstly appeared on DogHeirs back in 2013.
He’d noway seen a canine so wasted and still alive in his life. That’s what Patrolman Rick Broz, (or Doc, as Officer Broz’s musketeers call him), allowed when he plant a Hole Bull blend coiled on the ground outside an abandoned home .
Police in Lorain, Ohio had entered an anonymous call in December about the abandoned canine and Officer Broz responded to the call. He could hardly believe what he was seeing. The starving canine was eyeless in one eye, with a shattered cranium and his head swolleen with infection. In his sanctioned police report Officer Broz described the canine he saved
“ I observed a light brown canine lying in the lawn. I’ve not seen such an wasted canine in my career. A canine of this type should weigh around 75 or further pounds and this canine appeared to be around 25 to 30 pounds. The top of the dog head was grotesquely swollen, supposedly from an infected perforation crack, to nearly twice its anticipated size. The swelling actually was forcing the canine’s eye lids closed. “
Officer Broz took the canine to Lorain Animal Clinic. They named him Herbie and began exigency treatment. Given his poor condition, they knew the canine’s recovery would be‘ touch and go’. But within a many days, Herbie’s condition bettered. The swelling in his head reduced relatively a bit and is appetite sluggishly began to increase. Within a week and a half, he’d gained back a bit of weight and was really enjoying his passages outdoors, wagging his tail like crazy every time he went out.
Just after Christmas, the staff learned that Herbie has adenocarcinoma, anon-operable andnon-responsive cancer. It was sad news given the progress he’d made battling his weight loss and injuries.Dr. Woods and the staff at the clinic have said that his cancer has not progressed enough to intrude with his quality of life.
“ He looks forward to his walks outdoors. At this point in time Herbie is happy, eating well, and most importantly hurt free,” the clinic posted on its website. But, because of his cancer, Herbie won’t be espoused.
Throughout Herbie’s time at the clinic, Officer Broz has stayed involved in Herbie’s progress .
Herbie now stays with Dr. Woods and his staff during the week and on weekends Herbie looks forward to his special passages home with Officer Broz. Every Friday, Herbie goes home with Officer Broz where the two spoil each other with love and attention.
Herbie has a Facebook group runner where Officer Broz posts regular updates on Herbie. On one recent weekend excursion Officer Broz wrote
“ The boys are back! Herbie is back at my house, resting comfortably in his bed. He sounded to know what was passing as he sounded agitated when he realized I was there at the clinic. I was told that he has been much more active during the last three days, so I guess my spoiling him worked! He was relatively restless during the lift home in the Jeep, kept getting up and‘looking’ around like‘are we there yet?’In the house, he felt fully at ease, went to where his lately cleaned bed was and climbed in to lie down. Still a little early for him, but after he rests a little and eats, I ’ll bring him downward to the “ Man Cave” and we ’ll kick back, have a many beverages, watch some NASCAR …. you know,‘ joe effects. ’”
Officer Broz says he’ll continue to give a kind and loving home for Herbie and take each day as it comes.
“ We don’t know how long he’ll live. Days to months? As long as he’s happy, pain-free, eating and not dropping weight, and shows no signs of the cancer affecting his mind, we will keep him going.”
At the time of Herbie’s deliverance an $ price for information leading to the person (s) responsible for Herbie’s abuse and neglect was offered. Herbie was plant in front of an abandoned home on West 11th road in Lorain, Ohio on December 1, 2012.
pets helpers in Ohio state are also rallying for stricter laws for pets atrocity. To learn further about the lately declined pets atrocity bill – Nitro’s Law – and the necessity for stricter laws in the state to cover pets like Herbie visit the Nitro Foundation website. (eds note the Nitro’s Law bill was successfully inked into law in 2013.)
Update March 1, 2013
Herbie passed away peacefully in Doc Broz’s arms around 2 pm on Friday. “ I know that if he could talk, he’d tell all of you how important he loved each and every one of you and you were the reason he was suitable to fight for so long,” Broz wrote on his Facebook runner.
Rest in Peace, Herbie.
Update April 2019
Officer Rick “ Doc” Broz was lately awarded the Humane Society of the United States Humane Law Enforcement Award 2018 for his fidelity to helping and guarding creatures, especially pets, in Lorain County.
Humane Society Ohio State Director Corey Roscoe said of Broz, “ Officer Broz represents how robust enforcement of pets protection laws profit the health and safety of the entire community.”
Numerous in the DogHeirs community participated how important they appreciated Officer Broz’s compassion and care for Herbie. Leissa W wrote, “ Oh Herbie, you got the stylish gift ever – to pass on to a better place while being assured by your stylish confidante. Run like the wind – nothing is going to hurt you there. Officer Broz – you’re an alleviation.”
Kathy said, “ Thank you Officer Broz for loving this canine when no bone differently did and Doc Woods and staff for your compassionate treatment of this poor soul. How unwarrantable that so numerous creatures are so inadequately treated, so horribly manhandled. Thank God he knew love and minding his final months on earth … may Herbie find peace at the Rainbow Bridge.” and humboldtrick wrote, “ Doc, you’re a awful person. Know that you’re one of the good people in the world. Herbie clearly does. He’s lucky you plant him.”