ANIMALS

Heartwarming Video Of Police Officer Rescuing A Bunch Of Puppies From A Storm Drain

Date November 15, 2018 12:20

A heartwarming video of a police officer rescuing some orphaned puppies in a storm drain has captured the hearts of internet users. The video, which was posted on Facebook, was taken by a Western Australian police officer who had to crawl into the storm drain to save the litter of puppies.

The determined officer could be heard telling the little creatures, "hey puppies, hey, time to go," as he picked them off the floor one after the other. 

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When he was done, he was pulled out of the drain by a strap which was attached to his ankle. According to reports, the puppies were left all alone after their mother died a couple of days after childbirth. 

Since there was no mother to care for the pups, the police officer had to ensure they were healthy by feeding them frequently. Towards the end of the video, we get to see one of the puppies sucking off a bottle. So clearly, their feeding needs were taken care off after the rescue. 

In a statement posted in the video description, the WA Police said that they believed the puppies would have eventually died of starvation and dehydration if they were not taken out of that drain. The statement also explained that the officer had to crawl through the drain, which was about 60cm wide and 40cm, before he could reach the pups. 

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Following their rescue, the puppies were cared for by Senior Constable Rich Hall, who works at the local rescue group. Hall has rescued more than 100 animals, including cats, dogs and baby kangaroos in the past year alone. 

No doubt about it, the orphaned little ones are now in safe hands and will hopefully have a forever home of their own. 

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