Biskit, whom Utica police found wandering and whose owners never claimed him at the Humane Society of Macomb, is now enjoying being spoiled in a new home.

Biskit, whom Utica police found wandering and whose owners never claimed him at the Humane Society of Macomb, is now enjoying being spoiled in a new home.

Photo provided by the Utica Police Department


Stray dog finds his happy ending with police help

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published December 3, 2018

UTICA — A sad story made a turn for a happy ending when Utica police were called to an animal at large near Eppler Junior High School, on Brownell near Summers Street in Utica, near the end of the summer.

“We received a call about an animal at large and that the dog might be dangerous. The dog did not have a collar or an owner anywhere nearby,” said Utica Police Chief Sean Coady.

Chris Bennett was one of the police officers sent to the call, and he immediately noticed that the dog did not appear harmful or dangerous.

“When the dog ran up to me, I noticed that he did not have a collar or ID tags. The dog was extremely well-behaved and just wanted some attention.” said Bennett, who has been a police officer with Utica for almost four years. He is also on the Macomb County SWAT team and works as a field training officer for new hires with Utica.

The officers couldn’t leave the scared dog all by himself, so they took him into their custody.

“No one had called reporting that their dog was missing, so I am required to transport the dog to the Humane Society,” he said.

The dog was taken to the Humane Society of Macomb to be taken care of until the owners were found.

However, the owners never were found. The dog then was adopted by a family who had lost their 10-year-old Corgi to cancer over the summer.

In a post by the Utica Police Department on Facebook, the department shared a note by the new owners:

“Hi Chief Coady, Here is Biskit in his new home where he is loved so much!! My husband and I lost our ten year old Corgi over the summer due to cancer and we were devastated. We don’t have kids so Toby was our baby; welcoming Biskit into our lives & home has really filled that void we were feeling. We will forever be grateful to the officers that brought him into the humane society that evening as his other options are unthinkable. As you can see from the pictures, Biskit is very loved & spoiled!!! Thank you!!” the new owner said in a Nov. 19 post.

The Utica Police Department was glad to be able to help both the dog and the family.

“We were just glad to be able to make it a positive story for both the dog and the family, who had lost their dog and was looking for a new friend,” said Coady.

Bennett could empathize with the situation.

“I have two dogs of my own, so I know the joy that a dog can bring. Both of my dogs were adopted, and it was great to read that this dog had a new home too. This particular dog ran right up to me, and it was clear he would be a great companion,” Bennett said.

Biskit is now living the doggy dream and is spoiled by his new family.