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Police Officers Save Dog Left for Dead

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- 1942 days ago -
Abandoned on a Los Angeles sidewalk for five hours after being hit by a car, a pitbull named Philly was near death when three LAPD officers found him. "We couldn't let him go. We couldn't just walk away," officer Cindy Herrera told KTTV.

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Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:41 am
Well done and huge thanks to these caring officers.
It is lovely to hear a story like this after all the incidents of police officers shooting pets.
Lucky Philly! I hope you recover well.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:12 am

Teresa W (782)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:20 am
great story, thanks

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:54 am
Thanks Michael, im so glad that these Ladies saved him! it makes you feel a bit better about people when you read something like this..there are good people, they are just hard to find...especially if you are a dog like Philly lying there dying.

aj E (164)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:49 pm

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:18 pm
I agree with Michele's 1st comment. This is a great post after hearing how many police officers shoot pets.

Excellent post Michael....

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:08 am
Good to hear of police officers helping a dog, instead of needlessly shooting them!

Noted. Thanks, Michael.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:29 am
Good for Philly. I still think there are many more good police officers than bad ones.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:37 am
noted, thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:55 am
Some Police do have hearts

Christeen A (368)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:31 am
Thank you for this rescue. I wish there were more officers like you.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:42 pm
Noted. Wonderful news! As others have said, it's great to hear about police officers who help a dog rather than kill him/her.I'm so glad that Philly got a second chance.

Suzanne L (99)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:58 pm
So happy Philly was saved. The police officers are real heroes. TY Michael.

Süheyla C (234)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:14 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:51 pm
Its so nice to read about someone that is kind to a dog for a change Grateful thanks to the officers and i hope the people that dumped him get their comeback


Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:30 pm
Thank you officers, you're all angels. All the best to Philly. To the filthy humans: You don't deserve to exist, the world doesn't want you, just drop dead now!

katarzyna phillips (6)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:10 am
lovely story! shows that some people in uniforms do care and is a breath of fresh air from the recent stories involving officers and wildlife. i hope they are able to fund the bill and good luck to all involved! same on the owners, why did you let the dog out in the first place? if you didn't want him, give him to someone who does! this was a totally AVOIDABLE incident

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:04 am
Nice coppers :)
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