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7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

Mountain lions and other very dangerous predators have been known to show up in densely populated cities. Elk have been known to get tangled in a farmer's fencing. Raccoons and opossums end up in storm drains and dumpsters on a regular basis. Here are some thoughts on dealing with non-human subjects in a way that keeps both the animal and the officer safe.

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Wisconsin Officer Adopts Kitten Rescued from Snowy Ditch

An officer with the Platteville Police Department has adopted a kitten he had rescued from a ditch filled with snow.

NYPD Officer Adopts Dog He Saved from Freezing Rain

Three days after Christmas last year, two officers with the New York Police Department came upon a dog chained to a fence, seemingly abandoned. They freed the animal and delivered it to a shelter.

Video: Missouri Officer Who Rescued Kitten from Overpass Now Has a New Pet

Recently released body-camera footage shows an officer with the North Kansas City (MO) Police Department coming to the rescue of a tiny kitten trapped on the Jersey barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of an area highway shortly before Christmas.

Florida Deputy Lauded for Comforting Dog Struck by Car

A deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has been praised on social media for an image that was posted there showing him comforting a dog that had been hit by a car, waiting with the dog for animal control to arrive.

Arizona Sheriff Thanks Public for Donations to Help Rescued Dogs

The Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Office posted on its Facebook page a video of Sheriff Paul Penzone thanking area residents for donating food and supplies to help 53 neglected dogs who were rescued from poor living conditions.

California Officer Adopts Dog She Rescued From Wild Fire

Officers from the Vacaville (CA) Police Department recently helped evacuate dozens of dogs as the fast-moving Nelson Fire threatened the animal shelter they were housed in—and one of those officers has recently adopted one of those dogs.

Florida Deputy Posts Funny Video to Facebook — Tortoise Not Amused

Marion County (Florida) Sheriff's Office posted a video rant to Facebook in which Deputy Bryan Bowman mocks an unseen subject for "going one mile per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone."

Video: Squirrel Steals Donut from Alaskan Officer

The Anchorage Police Department posted a video online of a squirrel shown against a backdrop of police cruisers allegedly running off with an officer's donut.

Squirrel Steals Donut from Alaskan Officer

The Anchorage Police Department posted a video online of a squirrel shown against a backdrop of police cruisers allegedly running off with an officer's donut. More Here.