GOODYEAR, AZ — A "puppy rescue call" turned into new fur-ever family members for several members of the Goodyear Police Department this month.
According to a post on the department's Facebook page, earlier in November officers responded after reports from a rancher that multiple puppies had been abandoned near a dirt road.
When police located the puppies they were outside a small torn cardboard box with an empty bag of food nearby and no water. Luckily, each puppy was ultimately located in stable health, with most found hiding in large thorny brush along the road.
Goodyear police said a sergeant called the local hospital, but was told they could not accept the puppies.
A family member of one of the officers agreed to take the pups in, nursed them back to health and on a stable diet, and more comfortable around people.
According to the department's Facebook post, within a day, officers and other members of the department volunteered to adopt the puppies and take them home as family pets.
All five are now in good health and in loving homes, including one who was adopted by 911 dispatcher Erin (pictured below).