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Phoenix police officer rescues dog from canal in Glendale

Arizona’s dog days of summer took an unexpected twist when a Phoenix police officer rescued one pup who fell into a canal.

PHOENIX — Arizona’s dog days of summer took an unexpected twist when a Phoenix police officer rescued one pup who fell into a canal.

According to a tweet from the Glendale Fire Department, the officer pulled the dog to safety. 

The fire department initially said it was a Glendale officer, but has since made a correction, saying it was a Phoenix PD officer.

Firefighters were able to use a makeshift leash to lead him back to their nearby station. 

Firefighters there gave the stray food and water.

And of course, firefighters took plenty of photos showing some tender love and care to the dog as he cooled down. 

From there, the Glendale Police Department took him to AART (All Animals Rescue and Transportation).

The dog, whose name is Hank, has since been returned to his family and is doing fine.