Indianapolis police officer saves dog hit by a car

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 30, 2015) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer saved a dog after she was hit by a car on Indy’s near northwest side, and thanks to the officer’s actions the dog is doing well and is now up for adoption.

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at about 9 a.m. IMPD Officer Teresa J. Welborn was driving back to her assigned zone when she saw a small black and brown dog lying on the side of the road. It was obvious the dog had been hit by a car, and she thought it was dead. She watched closely, and she saw the small dog try to lift up its head and move.

Officer Welborn picked up the dog and lifted it from the cold pavement. She notified Animal Control and asked for an expedited response because she was unsure if the dog could survive.

Officer Welborn then wrapped the dog in a towel to try to warm up the dog. The dog was bleeding from the nose and sneezing blood. She didn’t think Animal Control would get to the dog in time, so she contacted dog rescue group, “Every Dog Counts.

Officer Cherry with Animal Control arrived and provided the dog with medication. The “Every Dog Counts” Rescue team responded later, and they transported the dog to the vet, where it received the advanced care it desperately needed.

The dog survived the ordeal and was named “Holly.”  Holly is up for adoption now.

Officer Welborn certainly took the initial steps to save this dog’s life, at a time when she could have just driven by. She, Officer Cherry, and “Every Dog Counts” worked quickly and passionately in this case, with a positive, heartwarming outcome.