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 window on the passenger side to extricate the dog from the car; he was taken to a veterinary hospital to check his condition.

On Twitter, the “NYPD” Neighborhood Station 19 cited the lady’s gesture.

“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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