Lifestyle Pets NYPD Officer Adopts Dog She Rescued from Locked Hot Car: They 'Will Never Be Neglected Again' The New York Police Department's 19th precinct shared on Twitter that Officer Aruna Maharaj recently adopted a dog she helped rescue from a hot car in June By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 1, 2022 06:03 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: twitter A New York City Police Department officer is taking her work home with her after making a furry friend. Officer Aruna Maharaj of the 19th precinct adopted a dog last week after she helped rescue him from a hot car in June. Before his rescue, the dog was locked in the car for over two hours. "This pup will never be neglected again!" the NYPD precinct wrote on Twitter, along with a photo of the elated canine greeting his new mom. Dog Owner Arrested After Puppy Rescued from 131-Degree Car in California "A month ago, this sweet doggo was rescued after his owner left him in his hot locked car for hours; yesterday, one of its rescuers, Officer Maharaj, adopted him!" the precinct added on social media. "Thank you @ASPCA for taking such good care of this lucky pup!" The 19th precinct previously shared a video of the dog's rescue on June 18, which includes footage of Maharaj assisting with the operation. In the clip, police officers break the front passenger side window, unlock the car and retrieve the dog from the backseat, giving him a treat and some water. "Hot car, hot dog rescue — thanks to caring NYers who saw this pup locked in a car for over 2 hours & called 911! Our cops responded discovering the car off, windows shut & distressed dog," the precinct wrote with the clip on Twitter. "They broke the window, got pup out & off to a vet for care. Criminal investigation continues." RELATED VIDEO: Colorado Deputy Rescues Dog Trapped in Burning Car In a follow-up tweet, the precinct noted that the temperature that day hovered in the mid-80s, which would heat up the car to "a deadly 102 degrees" in only 10 minutes. The NYPD added: "It's prohibited to leave an animal unattended in a car under these dangerous conditions — thankfully the pup was rescued & is being cared for."