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Watch: Washington Township police officers rescue dog from pond

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Washington Township police rescued a dog after she got stuck in a pond Wednesday.

Washington Township police responded to a pond in the area of Brass Castle road and Jonestown Road for a report of a dog in distress. Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff had gotten loose and found herself stuck neck deep in some mucky water in the pond, police said.

Officer John Kuligowski found a nearby kayak and with the help of Chief Thomas Cicerelle and Officer Dallas Overko, they were able to rescue Akela and bring her safely to shore, police said.

“Akela was in high spirits after her ordeal and even posed for a few quick pictures before being turned over to Animal Control Solutions,” police said.

Akela’s owners have not been located. Anyone who knows the owners, have them contact Animal Control Solutions at 908-722-1271 or the Washington Township Police at 908-689-1630.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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