NYPD officer adopts dog she rescued from a locked, hot car a month ago

Aruna Maharaj, NYPD officer was the one who saved a helpless dog in a hot car. She adopted this dog a month later and is now happy taking care of him.

On June 18, New York Police Department’s 19ThPrecinct received an emergency call about a dog that had been locked up in a vehicle. The officers arrived to rescue the dog and discovered that the dog had been locked in the car for more than two hours.

NYPD officer Aruna Maharaj with rescued dog

The NYPD officers quickly broke through the window on the front passenger’s side and rescued the dog from the back seat. They offered water and treats to the dog, knowing that he would be hungry after being trapped in an oven-like vehicle for several hours.

It was extremely hot that day, and temperatures can rise in parked cars. Thank you to the concerned residents who immediately called 911 after seeing the pup.

“Our cops responded discovering The car off, windows shut & distressed dog. They broke the window, got pup out & off to a vet for care. Criminal investigation continues,” reads the 19th Precinct’s tweet.

The rescued dog trapped in a car and adopted by a NYPD officer

The veterinarian said the dog was healthy and didn’t need further medical attention. The car’s owner, a 26-year-old man was charged with one count of animal cruelty.

Finally, the dog was freed from cruelty and was given to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (ASPCA). The dog would remain there until he was adopted.

NYPD police officer Aruna smiling for the camera with a fellow officer

Luckily for the dog, the wait wasn’t very long. After a month, Officer Aruna Mahraj, one the officers who saved him, adopted the sweet dog.

The kind officer apparently loved the dog and decided that he would be given a new home and a family that will care for him and give his life the good life he deserves.

NYPD 19Th precinct was very happy to witness the dog’s happy ending and was grateful for Maharaj’s commendable act of kindness.

Now that they know he’s in good hands, they are confident that this dog will never be neglected again.

NYPD Officer Maharaj playing with the rescued dog

The Humane Society of the United States advised people to not take matters into their own hands if an animal is trapped in a vehicle.

Instead, they should contact the authorities and not do any thing that could put them at risk or make them liable.

As for pet owners, they said it is best to leave their pets at home when it’s very hot and they can’t take them inside the place they are going.

NYPD officers with the dog they saved

This touching story touched many hearts and brought joy to many people on the Internet. One Facebook user, Norma Fox Wright wrote, “God bless this officer for the adoption of this gorgeous dog that just wants to be loved.”

Another commenter, Pene Jane said, “The joy of the pup smiling in the photo tells the story of a very loving bond between them already. It’s wonderful!”

While a lot of people were touched by the officer’s kindness, some of them were also concerned about animal owners leaving their pets in locked cars, especially when the temperatures are high.

NYPD officer with the newly adopted dog saved from being trapped in a hot car

Unfortunately, this is not a common situation and animals are subject to various forms of abuse, cruelty and neglect by humans.

Not only stray animals are susceptible to pain and suffering because of some pet owners’ negligence.

Some even die from starvation and pain. Officer Maharaj is one example of a person who is willing to save animals and show compassion.

Watch the video below to learn more.

For the actual rescue video, click here: