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LA Police Rescue Wounded Dog Assumed Dead

Update: reports that $17,000 has been raised towards Philly’s medical recovery – mostly due to how the story spread via social media.

The LA Weekly reported a touching story about how three LAPD police officers rescued a dog in South Los Angeles.

LA Cops Rescue Injured DOg

On their way to their police station, the trio noticed the pit bull laying in the street and decided to stop and give him some food and water from a local taco stand. As they did so, they were told by local bystanders that the dog had been hit by a car and had been lying in the same position for five hours and assumed dead.

The officers gathered up the dog, named him Pilly after their sergeant, and drove him to a vet. At the vet’s office discovered that he had an embedded radio-frequency ID tag, by which they were able to identify and locate the dog’s owners. Imagine their shock when they contacted the owners and were told that they weren’t interested in the cost and hassles involved in treating the dog, whose leg was shattered and suffered two fractured ribs.

The police officers agreed to have the owners sign the dog over to them and decided to assume the responsibly of the dog’s treatment. The three cops turned to the Advanced Veterinary Care Center to treat and care for the dog and promised to work with them in terms of payment as the cops embarked on a campaign to raise the money necessary to cover all of the expenses.

There is also a Rescuing Philly Facebook page set up for Philly – be sure to read the About page for a first person account of the story.

Way to go LAPD!!!

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3 Responses to LA Police Rescue Wounded Dog Assumed Dead

  1. pam February 2, 2013 at 4:06 AM #

    i like your site.i have mixed feelins about not allowing breeders to sell their dogs.couldn’t they do a check-up w/the breeders,weed out the bad ones & help the good ones?the true breeders have laws to abide by,#of dogs,#of breedings ,space allowed per dog ect.i don’t think the dogs[usually pups] should be sold in pet stores.there are good breeders out there.they always strive to improve their breeds and by so doing,the have implimented health improvements for all of the dogs. the piece about the cops & the pitt rescue maks me feel good.more such stories please.

    • LAdogs February 3, 2013 at 2:22 AM #

      Pam – thanks for your comments. We’ll definitely try to keep publishing articles like this one.

    • Wendy February 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM #

      Pam, Tens of millions of dogs and cats are euthanized each year because there are not enough good homes. “Please don’t breed or buy while homeless animals die.”

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