Police Officers Paying Medical Bills of Dog They Saved

Donations can be sent to the Montgomery County Police Department’s Fourth District station at 2300 Randolph Rd, Wheaton, Maryland, 20902.

 

As if saving Ruby's life wasn't good enough, these officers are also helping to pay for her treatment!
As if saving Ruby’s life wasn’t good enough, these officers are also helping to pay for her treatment!

 

 

Two weeks ago, some heroic police officers in Wheaton, Maryland saved the life of a dog who had been shot, and now they are helping cover the costs of her veterinary treatment.

On August 21st a nine-month-old boxer mix named Ruby was shot in the face and shoulder.  Her breathing was labored and she was quickly bleeding out.  Officer Michelle Ballor rushed her to the Kindness Animal Hospital, where Dr. Jeff Zolkiewicz worked to keep her alive.

A police press release said according to veterinarians, “Ruby would need extensive medical care to save her life. Officer Noah Leotta spoke with Ruby’s owners and suggested that they consider surrendering Ruby to the hospital rather than euthanizing her so that she could have the opportunity to live.”

Sergeant Dawn Felsen learned this week that the injured pup was improving, but still needs additional procedures.  Dr. Zolkiewicz had “absorbed all the costs for these surgeries” because he wanted to make sure Ruby survived.  He has also decided to adopt her.

Now officers on the shift that responded to the call are collecting money and personally chipping in to provide Ruby’s much-needed care.  Donations can be sent to the Montgomery County Police Department’s Fourth District station at 2300 Randolph Rd, Wheaton, Maryland, 20902.

The shooting, committed by a family member with a shotgun, continues to be under investigation.

 

63 thoughts on “Police Officers Paying Medical Bills of Dog They Saved

  1. It is great to hear a wonderful story like this one!! God Bless this dog and these great police officers!! Thank you all for your excellent service to this dog and the public!!

  2. awww. lovely. That looks like my Captain, I’m happy to know good hearted animal lovers go above and beyond. You guys and gals rock.

  3. “The shooting, committed by a family member with a shotgun, continues to be under investigation”. Charges should be laid. Don’t let them get away with this cruelty and intent to kill…not an wild animal harming anyone but a family member. Thankyou to all those involved in helping and saving her life. Only good Karma to you all.

  4. TRUE HEROES!!! May God Bless ALL of them, and the Doctor who saved her too, and will be adopting her…Thank you ALL!

  5. Hello all fellow dog and animal lovers I hope it is ok for me to post this as our doggie Vinny has been suffering from breaking his leg which we had casted initially and it has since rebroken and we can’t afford the cost of surgery we have started this page at the link below to help raise money to have his leg amputated we have gotten enough for the down payment and he has had the surgery just today but we are still about $900 from paying the surgery off so any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED by all share, repost, donate whatever you can it all helps! Thanks to all who already have. Vinny’s vet and number to them is included in his story on the link if you want to know that it is going to him. God Bless http://www.gofundme.com/savevinnysleg

  6. God knows that cops need as many good PR stories as they can get to counter all the dog-killing cop stories out there…

  7. It’s nice to see a story about cops saving a dog who was shot instead of cops shooting a dog. But one of her owners shot her with a shotgun and they’re “still investigating”? Sounds like Ruby isn’t getting much justice…

  8. Way to go boys and girls. With a lot of bad ink the law enforcement is getting ! It’s nice to hear something positive.

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