In a story that has touched countless hearts, Chance, a young German Shepherd who was brutally beaten, has found a forever home with the very police officer who rescued him.
On August 23rd, Chance was found severely maltreated, bearing fractures and showing signs of extreme malnutrition. Officer Matthew Tamanosky of the York City Police Department, who discovered him in this condition, shared, “Seeing how a terrible human being could just beat a poor, four or five-month-old little animal… it’s just something that strikes a chord with you.”
Driven by compassion and a sense of duty, Officer Tamanosky and his girlfriend, Sabrina Knotts, decided to adopt Chance, marking the pup as their first canine companion. As Tamanosky lovingly expressed, “I just want to give him a good home and a nice easygoing life that he deserved from the start.”
The story of Chance’s rescue touched many, with the community rallying behind him and hundreds vying for the chance to adopt him. However, Steven Martinez of the York County SPCA affirmed that it was only fitting for Chance to be with the officer who saved him, stating, “He was the one who got Chance out of that situation… so clearly Chance should be going home with him.”
Chance’s name, aptly given by Mason-Dixon vets, signifies not just a new beginning for him but serves as an inspiration for all of us. It’s as Dr. Joanna Parr said, “He’s gonna get a second chance at an amazing life.”