In June of 2014, Cleveland police officers Neil Pesta and Brian Kellums responded to a call about a male suspect who was beating a dog in the middle of the street.
Witnesses claimed they saw the man beating the Abused Pit Bull with a leather belt, hit the dog in the face with a brick, and choke him. One of the witnesses had convinced the suspect to hand over the dog before calling the authorities.
The poor pit bull, who was only about one-year-old at the time, was battered and traumatized. He sustained injuries to his face, legs, and paws. But then, something amazing happened.
As soon as the officers arrived at the scene, the sweet, gentle dog jumped right into their car. He was ready to begin a life without abuse, but who could love an unwanted pit bull?
After the dog was treated for his injuries, Cleveland Patrol Officer Brandon Melbar agreed to foster the pit bull, who he named Harvard on a temporary basis until he was ready to be adopted by a forever family.
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