Police officer adopts dog she rescued from overheated car

A policewoman from the New York Police Department (NYPD), who had rescued a dog from an overheated car last month, decided to adopt the animal a few days later.

Aruna Maharaj, a city police officer, had to intervene on June 18 in a residential street, after passers-by noticed the presence of a dog left to itself in a vehicle at high temperature.

According to information from ABC, the beast would have spent more than two hours in the car; the temperature inside was 39 degrees Celsius.

Screenshot | Twitter @NYPD19Pct

The woman did not hesitate to smash the passenger side window to extricate the dog from the automobile; he was taken to a veterinary hospital to check his condition.

On Twitter, the 19 neighborhood station of the “NYPD” welcomed the gesture of the lady.

“This dog will never be overlooked again,” it read.

Police confirm a 26-year-old man has been arrested and faces animal cruelty charges.

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