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Police and AC Officers Save Dog from Drowning in Creek

by Katherine

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On Dec. 10, 2013, Syracuse police and Animal Control Officers headed to Onondaga Creek to rescue a black, Terrier mix dog that was clinging to his life with his paws. The dog was inches away from falling into the creek and being carried away by the cold, fast-flowing water. Fortunately, the dog was rescued by the hero officers.

Dog rescued from Onoganda Creek.
Dog rescued from Onoganda Creek.


Syracuse WSYR-TV has the exclusive video interview. Learn how the heroic officers pulled the dog to safety.

The scared pup was wearing a collar when found, but it is not clear if he has owners.

Officers took the dog to DeWitt Animal Hospital where he is being cared for.

If you recognize the pet or know who his owners are, please contact DeWitt Animal Hospital at (315) 446-1200. You can also visit their website at or contact them through Facebook.

Let’s help this beautiful dog find his owners or a new loving home.