The officer went the extra mile, hiking a trail in the heavy snow to rescue the dog
It’s always inspiring to see people go the extra mile to help a pet in need. That was the case recently, after one officer braved a heavy snowstorm to rescue a distressed dog.
According to a Facebook post from the Ogden Police Department, in Utah, Animal Service Officer A. Dickman received a call about a dog that “sounded as though it was in distress.”
The dog had reportedly gotten loose and run away from home, and was now stranded outside during heavy snowfall.
But ASO Dickman went the extra mile to bring the dog to safety. According to the department, she hiked the Bonneville Shortline Trail through the heavy snow, and was thankfully able to find the dog.
The dog was reportedly “distraught” after the ordeal, but Dickman scanned the dog and was able to reunite it with its owners, who were “extremely grateful.”
The officer was praised by the department for going above and beyond to help this poor dog get home safe and sound.
“Thank you, ASO Dickman, for your dedication to our Ogden Community!” the Ogden Police Department wrote.
Thank you to this animal service officer for braving the heavy snow and rescuing this poor dog! So glad it is safe, warm and back with its family now!
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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems
Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues.
Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs.
2. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)
TSome estimates say as many as 3% of cats seen by vets have feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
Straining to urinate
Urinating in unusual places
Crying when urinating
Licking around the urinary area (often because of pain)
Fleas are a very common external feline health problem. But it’s one you can easily treat. Signs your cat has fleas include:
Flea dirt on its skin (they look like tiny black dots)
Red or irritated skin
Skin infections or hot spots