Officer rescues dog in water

Police officer rescues dog struggling in mucky water

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This week, a New Jersey police officer rescued a dog who was struggling in mucky water. The Washington Township Police Department posted a video of the rescue effort and explained what prompted the call:

Today our officers were called for a k9 in distress. Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff had gotten loose and found herself stuck neck deep in some mucky water in a local pond.

And explained how the officers went about rescuing Akela:

Officer John Kuligowski found a nearby kayak and with the help of Chief Thomas Cicerelle and Officer Dallas Overko, they were able to rescue Akela and bring her safely to shore.

Today our officers were called for a k9 in distress. Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff had gotten loose and found herself stuck neck deep in some mucky water in a local pond. Officer John Kuligowski found a nearby kayak and with the help of Chief Thomas Cicerelle and Officer Dallas Overko, they were able to rescue Akela and bring her safely to shore. Akela was in high spirits after her ordeal and even posed for a few quick pictures before being turned over to Animal Control Solutions. Akela’s owners have still not been located. She was rescued in the area of Brass Castle Rd and Jonestown Rd. If anyone knows who Akela belongs to please have them contact Animal Control Solutions @ 908-722-1271 or Washington Township Police.

Posted by Washington Township Police Department on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The dog was reported to be in “high spirits” after her ordeal and she even posed for a few post-swim photos. Unfortunately, her owners haven’t been found. The department stated:

Akela’s owners have still not been located. She was rescued in the area of Brass Castle Rd and Jonestown Rd. If anyone knows who Akela belongs to please have them contact Animal Control Solutions @ 908-722-1271 or Washington Township Police.

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