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Compassionate Cops Respond To “Vicious Dog” Report — And End Up Rescuing 2 Puppies.

‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house… several creatures were stirring, actually. And they needed help.

On the evening of December 26, 2021, Detroit police officers H. Kourani and G. Rogers responded to reports of a “vicious dog.” When they arrived at the scene, they quickly discovered the dog was anything but. In fact, she was malnourished and looking for food. The officers also noticed something else about her – she had recently given birth.

“Their stomachs and their mammary glands get very swollen and enlarged because they’re filled with their milk for their puppies,” Rogers said. “So it was something I immediately recognized.”

She and Kourani knew they had to find the puppies, but they couldn’t do that until the new mom trusted them. So they spent about half an hour winning her over with treats.

“I generally always keep bags of dog treats in my car and our police car, so I kind of just worked my way up on the porch, getting closer and closer with the treats,” Rogers said. “And she was obviously very hungry.”

Finally, they were able to go inside the abandoned house where they’d found the mama dog and look for her puppies. They located the first one quickly; she was hunkered down on a dilapidated mattress. When they picked the tiny puppy up, they realized she had a sibling stuck inside the mattress beside her.

Without any tools on hand, Rogers used all her strength to break the coil the puppy was stuck in. He whimpered in gratitude, and the officers whisked the tiny family off to safety.

Apparently, Rogers is known by her precinct as a dog whisperer, so it’s lucky that she responded to the call! Especially since veterinarians said the puppies probably wouldn’t have survived the cold night.

“Whether it’s an animal life or human life, we’re always going to do our best to try to protect and preserve it as much as possible,” Kourani said.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue took the little family in and gave them the veterinary care they needed. Although they didn’t name the puppies, they aptly dubbed the mom “Jingles.”

Thanks to these two Detroit officers and the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, all three dogs have a second chance at life! Celebrate their rescue by sharing this story with a friend.

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