by: Monica Ryan, Katherine Hessel, KTVI, Nexstar media cable
Posted: 06/26/2021 / 10:06 PM CDT
Updated: 6/26/2021 / 10:06 PM CDT
ST. CHARLES, Missouri (KTVI) – The St. Charles Police Department surprised a young boy with a new puppy after he was run over two weeks ago.
Jayden Williams was walking his dog when she slipped off her collar and got into traffic. The 12-year-old’s father was at work when it happened, but St. Charles City Animal Welfare Officer Robert Norris came to help.
“The little boy came up to me and said, ‘I need help, please save my dog.’ The dog was in the middle of the street, ‘”said Norris.
Jayden’s dog was hit by a car and did not survive. Norris said he could say Jayden was desperate but tried to be brave with tears. He called his command staff to see what they could do for the boy.
The story spread through the St. Charles Police Department and they contacted the Five Acres Animal Shelter.
City Police, Animal Control, and Community Development got together banned and raised money to get Jayden a new dog, along with some Cardinals tickets and a Nintendo Switch.
“To say he was excited is an understatement,” said Ashley Michels, St. Charles Police Department. “I had to hold back some serious emotions here.”
Jayden named his 12 week old pup Angel.
“Days like this make me very proud to be part of this organization. We have some pretty good hearted people up there, so if you see them around you might be quick to say thank you! ” said Michel.
Quincy Williams, Jayden’s father, said he was grateful for the kindness he showed his son.
“Honestly, everything they have done for me is incredible,” he said. “We’ve been having a tough time for a while and it put a smile on his face and done something I couldn’t do for him right now.”