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London riot officer saves abandoned dog

09 Aug 2011

A dog found wandering the streets while riots raged around him was saved by a big-hearted police officer who brought him to safety at The Blue Cross.

The scared Staffordshire bull terrier, nicknamed Blaze by our staff, was discovered by the riot officer in Hackney, east London, as he finished his shift following a night of civil unrest in the capital.

He took the homeless dog to The Blue Cross Merton animal hospital at 8.30am this morning on his way home but we were unable to find any identification or microchip.

Becky Dawe, deputy head nurse at the hospital, says: “Blaze is a lovely, gentle boy and he has been pretty stressed out since he arrived.

“The riot officer who brought him in was shattered after his night shift and said that he found the dog close to where the trouble was happening in Hackney.

“This poor dog must have been terrified with everything that was going on around him and he was lucky he was found when he did.”

We have contacted the dog warden and we hope that his owners will come forward to claim him.