Last Thursday, Officer Marcus Montgomery of the Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to a routine call at the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), where he spotted a puppy he couldn't forget. When Montgomery laid eyes on the puppy, which had been abandoned behind the shelter the night before, he pretty much knew the dog was going home with him:
As soon as I saw him, I said ‘don't bring him in here or else I will take him home right now.'
The nature of the dog's wintertime abandonment was what did Montgomery in:
The supervisor explained to me that he was left all alone in a box behind their building overnight. During that time, we were achieving 30 and below weather, so just thinking about him out there all alone, probably so confused, broke my heart. I've heard him whine and cry, and just imagining him in that box by himself, tugged at my heart terribly.
Montgomery named the puppy Kylo, a fitting name since his other dog is named Vader. (In addition to being a push-over, Montgomery is a also huge Star Wars nerd.) Here are Kylo and Vader, resting in their Jedi temple:
The shelter probably tried to quickly round up any old dogs that could be named Yoda or cuddly ones that looked like Wicket the Ewok. Anything to get more dogs transitioned into a loving home on the light side of the Force.