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Cadets rescue dogs in traffic


By Derek Holtom


Cadets with the Winnipeg Police service are trained to aid the community in a multitude of ways. From patrolling the downtown area to directing traffic to enthusiastically taking part in community engagement activities, WPS Cadets can be counted on to help out wherever and whenever they can.
That apparently includes saving beloved family pets from serious harm on a busy Winnipeg roadway.
Five members of the WPS Cadets happened to be in the right place at the right time when they came across two dogs in distress.
The Cadets were helping guard a crime scene when they noticed the two friendly, well-cared for dogs who were starting to run in-and-out of traffic.
Concerned for the safety of the canines, the Cadets sprang into action, corralling the two dogs and keeping them safe until Animal Services arrived.
The Chief Operating Officer with the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency, praised the cadets for their quick thinking.
"Great City teamwork in bringing us these two dogs," he said.
The story also appears to have a happy ending - a little while later the frantic owners of the two dogs came by and asked the Cadets if they had seen any missing pooches. The Cadets explained they had found their dogs, and instructed them on where they could go to retrieve their furry pals.
Great job Cadets for helping keep the residents of Winnipeg - even those of the four-legged variety - safe and sound.

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