Two police officers in Detroit saved a mother dog and her two puppies over the weekend. Now, the pooches are in good hands and looking forward to a better life.
It was the day after Christmas and a call came in to Detroit’s eleventh precinct. Someone reported a vicious dog lurking around an abandoned house. So, officers Kourani and Rogers responded to the scene. They were prepared to deal with a dangerous animal, but the veteran Detroit Police officers found puppies and their mother.
Officer Kourani told Fox News Digital that the dog they found was “nowhere near” vicious. Instead, they found a malnourished momma dog scrounging for food outside an abandoned house. It didn’t take the pair of Detroit Police officers to realize that the “vicious dog” had recently given birth to puppies. So, the officers assumed that the pups were nearby. Before they could find the puppies, though, they had to gain the mother’s trust.
Officer Rogers knew exactly what to do. “I generally always keep bags of dog treats in my car and in our police car,” she said. “So, I just kind of worked my way up on the porch, getting closer and closer with the treats.” The hungry dog was more than happy to take the treats. After about thirty minutes, she was taking treats out of Officer Rogers’ hand. At this point, the Detroit Police officers knew it would be okay to go inside the house and find the puppies.
Detroit Police Officers Find & Rescue Puppies
After gaining the mother’s trust, the Detroit Police officers made their way into the abandoned house. Officer Kourani said, “As soon as we turned that first corner into the living room, we saw a tiny brown puppy laying on top of a beat-up mattress.” The other pup, he said, was inside the mattress.
Unfortunately, that puppy had a mattress spring coiled around his neck. Officer Rogers wanted to free the pup but didn’t have a knife or pliers on hand. So, she had to improvise. “I just used all my force to break it off his neck. He did whimper a little bit once I got it off, but I think that was a sense of relief,” she said.
The police officers took the mother and her puppies to the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue. There, they found out how lucky those dogs were for their intervention. A vet told them that the pups would have frozen to death overnight if not for their actions. Now, the pooches will go to loving homes after the mother is healthy and the pups are weaned.
Officer Rogers volunteered with animal rescues before joining the Detroit Police Department, so she’s no stranger to saving puppies. “I don’t know if it’s a blessing, but my precinct calls me the dog whisperer because I’ve always had a passion for dogs,” she said.