A dog who was trapped in a car in New York City during sweltering heat last month has now found a happy new home. Back on June 18th, officers responded to calls put in my concerned New Yorkers who spotted the poor pup, who then tweeted their action as they investigated and broke the vehicle’s windows to retrieve the American Eskimo Dog and rushed him to safety at an ASPCA Animal Recovery Center.
FOX News now reports that the dog has since recovered and Officer Aruna Maharaj has adopted and welcomed the little guy into her home. The dog is now named Snow and is doing much better than he was before, as per an ASPCA spokesperson: “From the moment Officer Maharaj was involved in this case, she knew Snow was special.”
Hot car, hot dog rescue—thanks to caring NYers who saw this pup locked in a car for over 2 hours & called 911!
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. pic.twitter.com/B5MdVT6UUe
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 18, 2022
Officer Maharaj and her fiancé were apparently not in the market for a pet, but she felt an immediate connection with the dog in trouble. After rescuing him from the hot car, “She immediately brought him into her car with the air conditioner blasting, where he sat on her lap, licked her face, and wouldn’t move from her company.”
An investigation has also been initiated to determine who had left Snow trapped in the car. The ASPCA estimated that he had been trapped there for over 24 hours before being rescued.