IMPD officer goes above and beyond call of duty to help malnourished dog

Photo courtesy of IMPD

Photo courtesy of IMPD

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis police officer went above and beyond the call of duty to help a dog that was clearly malnourished.

According to IMPD, Recruit Officer Freeman and Field Training Officer Solomon were assisting another recruit officer with a traffic stop near West 29th Street and Barnes Avenue on IMPD’s Northwest District when Freeman noticed a dog in the front yard of a residence.

The gate to the yard was open and the dog didn’t have a collar. The dog also appeared to be starved, and Freeman reported that the dogs ribs were visible. But the dog was very friendly.

The residents of the house said it wasn’t their dog, and Animal Control was unable to respond for a significant amount of time.

Freeman was able to secure the dog, and she met Animal Control at a veterinary office on the west side.

The dog was very calm, sweet, and friendly, and a couple of different officers expressed interest in adopting her.

The Animal Control officer advised she should be up for adoption soon, if not already.