A dog that was stranded in a hot car on a sweltering summer day was rescued by a New York City police officer.
Snow, the adorable American Eskimo puppy, was discovered in a locked car with the windows closed by numerous worried New Yorkers back in June.
Officers responded to many reports and later uploaded a film of Snow’s rescue, which included shattering the front passenger window to liberate him, followed by treats and lots of water.
“Thanks to concerned New Yorke and Hot Car, Hot Dog Rescue who saw this puppy imprisoned in a car for almost two hours and called 911!” A user posted a video on Twitter. “Our officers arrived to find the car turned off, the windows closed, and a distressed dog.”
This pup will never be neglected again!
A month ago, this sweet doggo was rescued after his owner left him in his hot locked car for hours; yesterday, one of it’s rescuers, Officer Maharaj, adopted him! Thank you @ASPCA for taking such good care of this lucky pup! pic.twitter.com/F3dbH8TmV1
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) July 27, 2022
The criminal investigation is underway. “They shattered the glass, pulled the dog out, and brought him to the vet.”
Snow was first considered to have been in the car for around two hours, but the ASPCA, which took him in and nursed him back to health, estimates it was closer to 24 hours.
Temperatures were estimated to be in the mid-80s that day, with the precinct adding that in that kind of temperature, it only takes 10 minutes for a locked car to reach a lethal 102 degrees inside.
Aruna Maharaj, one of the cops who rescued Snow, kept in touch with the ASPCA throughout his treatment and rehabilitation, and in a poignant moment late last month, she chose to Keep him with you and give him the life he is happy with.
One of the locked-in vehicle dog rescuers, Officer Maharaj, adopted him yesterday!” The precinct sent a tweet.
While Maharaj had no intention of adopting a pet, the ASPCA characterized what happened during the rescue as “love at first sight.”
“She quickly brought him into her car, where he sat on her lap, kissed her face, and refused to leave her company,” an ASPCA spokeswoman stated.
According to the ASPCA, Snow has swiftly adjusted to his new surroundings, where he is growing used to having a large backyard to play in, a nearby park to walk to, and a cat for a brother.