Police Officer Adopts Chihuahua Puppy That He Helped Rescue From A Locked Car

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Police Officer Saves Chihuahua
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Recently, a Chihuahua puppy found himself trapped inside a blazing car on a hot Missouri day. Thankfully, officers got to the scene just in time and managed to save the pup. Later on, however, one police officer could not stop thinking about the puppy. So he did something incredible…

The Police Officer And The Chihuahua Puppy

Police Officer Saves Puppy
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It was a fateful, traumatic day for one Chihuahua pup. But, also, possibly, the best day of his life. And same goes for the Kansas police officer who found him, Jeff O’Rear. This story starts out sad, but ends in the best way possible.

One sweltering day in Kansas City, Missouri, police officers responded to a disturbing call from a shopping center’s parking lot. They arrived around 2 p.m., when the temperatures outside had reached 110. Inside one car, someone had left a Chihuahua puppy locked inside a vehicle, and the officers weren’t sure he would be able to make it. Soon, a crowd formed around the car, ready to help the officers if needed. The group included the young girl who had started the whole process. She had heard the cries of a puppy and told her parents, who immediately dialed 911.

Rescuing The Pup

Police Officer Saves Chihuahua
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At first, the police tried to see how the dog felt. However, the puppy remained unresponsive to any of the people outside. He was lying on his back, eyes closed. So, the officers made a quick decision: they broke into the car and saved the puppy! His internal temperature read 107 degrees; the situation seemed grim.

Luckily for all, a PetSmart volunteer stood in the crowd. They quickly rushed the do to a PetSmart clinic, veterinarians immediately got to work. After 90 minutes of hard work, they stabled his body temperature and got him awake. Within a few hours, the chihuahua was up and drinking!

Later on, the police located the dog’s owners and charged them with animal cruelty. Still, even though everything had turned out okay, one police officer who was at the scene, Jeff O’Rear, could not stop thinking about the puppy…

Adopting The Rescued Pup

Police Officer Saves Puppy
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Over his 18 years of police duty, Officer O’Rear had witnessed many tragedies. However, seeing a helpless creature in such situation stuck with him. And so, after some time, O’Rear decided to adopt the puppy.

What O’Rear didn’t know is how much joy the puppy would bring to his family, especially his daughters. It’s safe to say they saved each other. O’Rear gave the Chihuahua a loving forever home, and the pup provides the family with unconditional love and tail wags. The cop said, “I want to make sure that he lives pretty much a life of a king the rest of his life because of what he went through.”

Now, thankfully, the puppy will never have to worry about being harmed again. We wish the O’Rear family all the luck in the world with their new puppy!

Sources: ABCNews, IcePop.