A recent shoplifting call led to the rescue of a dog in Arkansas City, Kansas. On Friday, Sergeant Jason Legleiter and Police Officer Wade Hammond with the Arkansas City Police Department were responding to the call at a Wal-Mart store when they were told by a store staffer that the dog had been spotted hanging by his leash on the side of a vehicle. In a Facebook post, the police department notes, “the dog had essentially hung himself from the leash.
The dog was hanging motionless and appeared to be deceased. Sergeant Legleiter was quick to think on his feet and used his patrol duty knife to cut the dog down in an instant.” Initially, the canine was no response.
Officers Rescue Dog
According to the department, “Officer Hammond helped the dog breathe by removing the constricting collar and applying pressure intermittently to the dog’s side. After several minutes had passed, the dog became more and more responsive and showed signs of life little by little. Eventually, the dog appeared to have fully recovered from the incident and was able to stand under his own power.” Authorities are investigating to determine if any changes will be filed against the owner.