Two Philly cops engaged in an intense chase yesterday, using their cruisers and their feet as they took to the streets in pursuit of a fugitive, Inquirer columnist Jill Porter reports. The hour-long hunt ended with the apprehension of a terrified youngster and moved one of the arresting officers to say, "We've got to find her a home." The runaway is … a puppy.
"I don't want to see her put down," Sgt. James DeAngelo said after capturing his quarry, a German Shepherd-beagle mix he named Blue. The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society pronounced her fit for adoption. "She was a little timid and shy but really sweet,” said a PAWS manager. “We'll make sure she gets a wonderful home with someone fabulous.”