This letter was sent to Mayor Parker and our Police Chief yesterday regarding the kind act of two policemen to save this poor pup. We wanted to share it with you!
To: Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston
Police Chief Charles McClelland, City of Houston
Your Honor and Chief McClelland:
I would appreciate your taking a moment from your busy schedule to read about a life that was saved with the help of two Houston Police Officers and by the teamwork of City of Houston employees, Dr. Kristina Lem and Dr. Cherie Whittenberg, as well as others.
Some may consider this story less important when it is learned that the life saved was that of an abandoned dog who, somehow, found himself, dazed and confused after having been hit by a car, wandering literally in a lane of high-speed traffic on I-45 near downtown.  With what I believe to be just seconds left to live, this dog was rescued and his life saved due to the compassion and daring shown by Houston Police Officers Lieutenant Patricia Cantu and Sergeant Barry Harris, along with a caring and compassionate doctor at the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter, Dr. Kristina Lem.
Lieutenant Cantu and Sergeant Harris, at the possible risk of their own lives, rescued this dog from high-speed traffic. Then these officers took the injured dog to the S.P.C.A.  Upon learning that the S.P.C.A. would do nothing but euthanize the dog (who we have now named “Job” after Job in the Bible, based upon all that he has endured), Lieutenant Cantu decided to take Job to the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter with the hope that his life could be saved.
BARC’s Dr. Kristina Lem’s compassion for Job ran so deep that after work that day, she took Job to a private veterinary clinic of which she is associated and, on her own time and at her own expense, she x-rayed Job to determine the extent of his injuries. Then, working with Dr. Lem, Dr. Cherie Whittenberg, and through the generosity of Homeless Pet Placement League, arrangements have now been made for Job to have the necessary surgery at which time he will then be fostered by my wife and me until a loving home can be found for him.
In a world where one may lose hope in mankind, I wanted you both to be made aware of the selfless and compassionate men and women like Lieutenant Patricia Cantu, Sergeant Barry Harris, Dr. Kristina Lem, Dr. Cherie Whittenberg, as well as organizations like Houston’s Homeless Pet Placement league, and Mauricio Zepeda, Foster & Rescue Coordinator for BARC Outreach, who renew and restore our faith.
I believe it is important that you both be made aware of and recognize these men and women who selflessly serve our community on a daily basis.
Very truly,
Gary and Holly Ross