Police rescue dog tethered in extreme heat near vehicle fire

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ATLANTA, GA – Police officers from the Atlanta police department put themselves on the line to day to rescue a dog from the yard of a home where a vehicle was ablaze. Officers pushed through the intense heat to save the pup.

“The Atlanta Police Department would like to thank several Zone 1 Morning Watch officers for their efforts to rescue one of our four-legged citizens on March 7, 2021,” the APD said.

While working at the scene of a vehicle fire in northwest Atlanta, Zone 1, units were made aware of a dog tethered to a tree near the vehicle, which was fully engulfed.

“The officers quickly leapt into action, placing themselves in harm’s way to free the dog. As they worked to get the collar from his neck, the vehicle continuously reacted loudly to the heat, but these officers would not be deterred,” the department said.

After finally getting him free, the dog was removed from danger and given the love he deserves.

“We would also like to mention that we are proud of the dog, who maintained his composure and showed bravery throughout this ordeal allowing the officers to free him. We give him a 12/10. He’s a good boy,” the department said.

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