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!
On 12/28/18 SRG PO Pascale & Levin observed an emaciated dog shivering tied to a fence outside Betsy Head Park. Removed to a shelter the dog was at risk of being euthanized if not adopted. PO Pascale started the adoption process & today he brought “Joey” to his new forever home. pic.twitter.com/LPrxZhaK0l— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) January 18, 2019
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.
#NYPD ESU #K9 Timmy is all bundled up and has no intention of heading out as the temperature continues to plummet. Please remember to keep pets inside during the dangerous cold. pic.twitter.com/xgnaBfzTW2— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) January 21, 2019
We wish Joey and Officer Pascale very long and happy lives together. What a hero!