Police Officer Comes to the Rescue of Abandoned Dog in Labor

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puppysWhen Police Officer Jennifer Bloom drove by a local park in Newark, California, she was surprised by what she found. A German Shepherd had been abandoned and tied to a park bench. Officer Bloom soon realized the abandoned dog was in labor.

Officer Bloom pulled up to a park and spotted the German Shepherd in obvious distress. Bloom had never encountered a dog giving labor, but did what she could to help.

“You know we go through training on how to help a woman deliver a baby,” said Officer Bloom. “But we never had to deal with puppies.”

Bloom carefully helped the dog into her car and drove her to the Central Veterinary Hospital.

“I heard some puppies screaming in the back and I knew she was actively giving birth to more as I was driving over there,” said Bloom.

Bloom and the German Shepherd finally made It to the hospital they were able to get the dog the help she needed. In total nine puppies were born, though two did not survive. The mother, which the hospital has named Bristol, is doing well and taking great care of her puppies.

“She’s been a great mom. She had a rough time…a really rough time,” said veterinary Technician Elizabeth Jardine-Pereira.

Police are investigating the incident as an animal cruelty case. Bristol did not have a microchip or any tags. If no one comes forward to claim her she, along with her puppies, will be available for adoption soon.

12 thoughts on “Police Officer Comes to the Rescue of Abandoned Dog in Labor”

  1. First and foremost. Thank you Officer Bloom! I am so glad that Bristol and her pups are doing well. That being said. If they catch the POS that did this, not only should he be charged with cruelty and fines and/or prison that goes with it, but he/she should have to pay the vet bill and any after care to the rescue.

  2. I agree with you Sandy 100%!!! They should have to pay for everything on top of their sentence! It really makes me sick how messed up people are, but I am grateful that people like Officer Bloom still exist! My dog has had 2 liters and I know how stressful it can be for them. I’m glad Bristol and the puppies are doing well! Hopefully they can find good owners that will treat them like family!

    • Samantha, Spay your dog! We do not need more puppies taking spaces that could be filled by pups and adults already born!!

    • With so many dogs abandoned and dumped at shelters WHY is your dog not spayed? For every pup you sell from breeding another do dies in a shelter
      PLEASE STOP breeding

  3. Thank you officer Gennefer Bloom for your service and tha handling of this poor female dog. WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DID FOR THIS ANNIMAL…THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE!!!! Please keep us updated on the mother & her puppies!

  4. I don’t understand why people think a cat or dog especially or any other animal for that matter should have babies before they are neutered, because 9 times out of 10 those babies end up in a bin somewhere or at the bottom of a lake or by the side of the road or worse. A pet is for life not just for Christmas but this is done all year round. I read a article about a couple who gave away a cat they’d had for 15 years because they had a baby. Some people need to be put out of the misery they cause others.

    • I am caring for two babies whose dad died and their “mom” had no attachment to them – she was sending them to a shelter after five years with the family. I dont know. So sad. I took them. They’re family

  5. My heart goes out to you Officer Bloom, I would have done the same. You are a hero in many peoples eyes but most of all to Bristol & her puppies. It would be a blessing if someone from the force adopted her & would give her a loving home. Also her puppies, to find loving homes for them so they are put up for adoption & end up in a shelter where their fate is unknown. As for the criminal who left her, this is not his or hers first animal cruelty crime I’m sure. Their finger prints must be on the leash or collar. There should be a reward for information, I’m sure someone would come forward. Also, if more surveillance cameras were put in parks, more animal abusers & child abductor’s would be caught. Thank you for your heroism!


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