Police officers save injured Dog

Posted By elaine on January 22, 2013

lapddogEarlier this month, three Los Angeles police officers stopped to help a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who’d been struck by a car. Officers Jennifer Cohen, Cindy Herrera and Valerie Lancaster drove the dog to a veterinarian, and where the injured dog had emergency surgery on a broken front leg and two fractured ribs.   During the surgery, doctors found a microchip, but when the officers tracked down the dog’s owner, she made it clear she didn’t want him back.

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The officers, who named the dog Philly for an LAPD sergeant, agreed to raise funds to pay for his surgery. In just a week, 740 people have donated more than $20,000 on Chipin.    Meanwhile, the officers are taking turns caring for Philly.

“We’re his foster mommies now, basically,”Cohen said. “We trade off every couple of days, so he’ll be in different homes. He’s great around kids, and we give him different environments so he is ready to go to his forever home.”

Philly has quite a following now.  His Facebook page has over 7-thousands fans and over 20-thousand dollars has been donated on his “Chip In” page to cover his medical and care costs.

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