Dog Tale Has Happy Ending

Vigorous chase leads to heart-melting
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:41 PM CDT
Two dog-loving Philadelphia cops made a high-profile capture yesterday.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – 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.”