Cold Dog Gets Pizza, Warmth Thanks To IMPD Officers, Shelter
- May 6, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Two Indianapolis police officers spent some time — and their lunch — with a furry friend they found wandering in the cold Thursday at the corner of E. 10th Street and E. LaSalle Street. According to IMPD East District, Officer Stacy Riojas found the pup looking hungry and shivering, and neighbors said the dog had been running around all day. They also told Officer Riojas they had never seen it, as it appears the dog was abandoned.
The dog got some lunch and care thanks to Officer Riojas and her partner, Officer Roman Williams-Ervin. IMPD said Officer Riojas put a leash on the dog to keep him out of traffic and got him some treats from her trunk, before the other officer arrived and shared a slice of pizza from his lunch with the cold dog.
The dog is now warm and was able to eat more after the officers contacted Indianapolis Animal Care Services, where he now resides. (Subscribe to the Indianapolis Patch daily newsletter which is delivered to your inbox once a day to keep you updated with breaking news and other updates, for free. Make sure to “Like” Indianapolis Patch on Facebook).
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If you know where this dog belongs, IMPD said to contact Indianapolis Animal Care Services at 317-327-1397.
According to IMPD, it’s important to remember as temperatures drop, “If you’re cold, they’re cold. Bring them inside.”
The police department reminds community members that an Indianapolis/Marion County Ordinance requires pet owners to bring their pets indoors if the temperature falls below 20 degrees, or if a wind chill advisory has been issued.
>> If you are concerned for the safety of an animal you can call the Mayors Action Center at 317-327-4622. If you are in need of help with your pet or need supplies for you pet you can call FIDO at 317-221-1314.
Images via IMPD East District