- Arizona, USA -
On February 5, the Phoenix Police Department received a report about an abandoned dog near the intersection of 39th Street and Earll Drive.
Two officers were dispatched to the scene and found a tied pillowcase with a puppy inside.
The pillowcase had been thrown over a fence into a vacant lot.
Bodycam footage of officers rescuing the furbaby was posted on the Phoenix Police’s Facebook page.
It shows an officer cutting a hole through the pillowcase while the puppy can be heard barking.
The pooch, a 1-year-old male Chihuahua, was really skinny so the officer put him in the patrol vehicle and gave him some treats.
The puppy, named Pickles, was taken to the Arizona Humane Society for proper treatment.
FOX 10 reports that Kelsey Dickerson, with the Arizona Humane Society said: “He was found dehydrated, constipated, lethargic, and he was given treatment in our Second Chance trauma hospital.”
Pickles was at the hospital for just over a month for recovery.
On March 3, Pickle was adopted and his new name is now Stitch.
I am eternally grateful to the person who called police instead of walking away from this precious soul.
As I always say, not reporting animal cruelty is the same as committing it!
If you have information about who callously abandoned Stitch, please, come forward and speak up for him!
You can call the Phoenix Police Department at (602) - 262 - 6151 or Silent Witness, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 1-800-TIPS (8477).
Spanish speakers can call 480-TESTIGO (480-837-8446). Thank you!
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