|8/11/2010 9:55:00 PM|
Patrol car puppies
Dog gives birth in back of patrol car
A pregnant pit bull named Dutchess gave birth to a puppy in an officer's patrol car Friday morning.
About 10:30 a.m., a Prescott Valley police officer picked up a dog from a woman who said she'd been watching Dutchess for her owners, but the dog's owners never came back for her, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.
The officer asked the woman if Dutchess was pregnant, but the woman told him that the dog was not pregnant.
When the officer arrived at the police station to impound Dutchess, he found that she'd given birth to a male puppy on the way there.
The officer put Dutchess in a kennel with her puppy, and she later gave birth to another puppy.
The officer took Dutchess to the Yavapai Humane Society to receive care for her and her puppies.
Police continue to try to contact Dutchess' owner, Bonney said.