This New York police officer saves the life of a dog locked in a car, then decides to adopt him

A month ago, in New York, a policewoman took part in a rescue mission to free a small dog trapped in a hot car. She finally decided to adopt him.

On June 18, New York’s 19th District police were contacted. Residents of the neighborhood called the emergency services after noticing that a dog had been locked in a car for more than two hours.

Confined in scorching heat, the animal showed signs of distress.

Once there, the police broke one of the car windows to get the dog out and took him to a veterinarian. His owner, a 26-year-old man, was charged with animal cruelty. The dog was cared for by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

During the rescue operation , police officer Aruna Maharaj was present at the scene. A month after the operation, she decided to adopt the animal.

“A month ago this sweet pooch was rescued after his owner left him in his warm, locked car for hours. Yesterday one of his rescuers, Officer Maharaj, adopted him ,” the city’s 19th District Brigade posted on its Twitter account.

As a reminder, it is very dangerous to leave your pet locked in a car. In case of high heat, these signs should alert you: excessive panting, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, drooling and signs of weakness.

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