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Rescued dog enjoying ‘new lease of life’

The Staffie cross was rescued from a Tottenham block of flats by a police officer in December

PC Joe Allen and Stella on day of rescue
PC Joe Allen and Stella on day of rescue

A Staffie cross is enjoying a new life after being rescued by a Met Police officer.

In December 2023, police were called to a flat in Tottenham after a member of the public reported seeing what appeared to be an abandoned dog through a window.

Response officer PC Joe Allen attended and after forcing entry, found the dog cowering under a broken bed frame, surrounded by mounds of rubbish.

The dog was extremely malnourished and needed immediate medical attention.

PC Allen said: “Seeing a dog in that state was so shocking and I immediately picked her up and cradled her to make her feel safe.

“She was obviously taken away to get the attention and care she needed, but I couldn’t stop thinking about her and it was clear I needed her in my life.

“We were so lucky to be able to adopt her and she has now been living with my partner and I for two months and is loving her new home. I think it was meant to be and she has definitely made our lives better.”

Stella with ball in her mouth

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