Ohio cop adopts dog she found severely wounded at crime scene

A dog with a ruff past has a new chance at life thanks to one Toledo detective

By Suzie Ziegler 

TOLEDO, Ohio — A dog with a grim past has found her forever home thanks to one Toledo detective. 

Their story began last October when Det. Mooney responded to a fatal stabbing, according to Toledo Police. A dog, named Baby Girl, was also found severely stabbed and rushed to a veterinarian. Meanwhile, Mooney was assigned as the lead detective on the murder case. 

As the case continued, Mooney would periodically check in on the dog’s progress, police said. Then, several weeks after the stabbing, Mooney found probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for the murder suspect. 

With an arrest made and the case closed, there was just one last thing to do: bring Baby Girl home. 

Mooney and her husband are now the proud fur parents to Baby Girl, who has recovered from her wounds, police said. 

“Welcome home, Baby Girl!” the agency wrote on Facebook.


On October 19, 2020, Anthony Banks was found deceased in his home with multiple stab wounds. Anthony’s dog, Baby Girl,...

Posted by Toledo Police Department on Friday, May 7, 2021

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