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Officer rescues freezing dog, but what he does next is even better!

Officer rescues freezing dog, but what he does next is even better! dog-happy
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When an abandoned Pit Bull was discovered in the freezing rain, two New York cops took him to safety. Thankfully, that wasn't the only time this pup would get rescued.

By Natasha James

Published on the 12/02/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32


The cold streets of NYC

Officer Pascale was doing his rounds as a New York Police Officer with his partner Officer Levin, when he spotted a heartbreaking sight.

Tied to a fence in the freezing rain was an abandoned Pit Bull. The dog appeared to be emaciated and was shivering in the sub zero temperatures.

Right place, right time

Thankfully, Officer Pascale was there just in time and he contacted animal control and freed the animal from the chains in order to take him to the shelter.

Sadly, with no immediate offers for adoption, the pup was at risk of being euthanised but when Officer Pascale heard of the dog's plight he stepped in once more and this time he adopted him!

A very happy ending

The little dog had never known real love but all that has now changed and the dog is set to have a happy and loving life at his new forever home.

Officer Pascale has named the dog Joey and the police force shared a pic of the happy pair to twitter.

It seems that the NYPD are a group of real dog lovers and followed up this story with a post for dog owners to take extra care of their dogs in colder temperatures.

We wish Joey and Officer Pascale very long and happy lives together. What a hero!

Find out more about protecting your dog from the cold!