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Officer who rescued injured dog speaks out - abc27 WHTM

Officer who rescued injured dog speaks out

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CAMPBELLTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -

A local patrolman who went the extra mile to ensure a dog's safety following a crash in Palmyra is speaking out about the picture that captured part of the ordeal.

A photograph snapped of South Londonderry Township Patrolman Nick Ague carrying an injured German shepherd has received more than 4,300 "likes' on Facebook.

Ague said he responded to Sunday's crash after hearing two dogs had escaped from an accident scene in neighboring Palmyra.

One of the dogs -- a border collie -- was caught immediately, but the shepherd took off across town.

"I own a German shepherd myself and I know how devastated I would feel if I never saw my dog again or knew my dog was struck by a car," Ague said.

'Mya' was found near the Lebanon-Dauphin county line. Ague and other officers on scene discovered she couldn't walk, having suffered injuries to the pads of her paws during a lengthy run on the asphalt.

Ague then carried the 75-pound shepherd back to the owner's vehicle.

"You hear so much about them being called fur babies and people looking at dogs as members of their families," Ague said. "So a lot of them, knowing that's how they are -- I can see how this story would touch them in a way maybe other stories wouldn't."

Mya's owner told abc27 she is very thankful for Ague's help finding her. She said Mya is happy and recovering at home.

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