(Video) Praise for puppy-saving cop

09 Apr 2020 / 19:10 H.

SHAH ALAM: Being exhausted from the daily routine of enforcing the movement control order (MCO) did not stop a cop from going beyond the call of duty when he rescued a puppy from a monsoon drain on Wednesday.

Corporal Mohd Azad Azady Mohamad Tarmizee, 31, who is attached to the Shah Alam district police headquarters, was on patrol duty with other policemen and soldiers when they pulled over near Lebuh Keluli, Section 7 at about 5pm to carry out checks on motorists.

theSun contacted Mohd Azad today who related the incident.

He said he and his colleagues were about to leave the location when he heard a faint yelp coming from a nearby drain.

“I did not think much of until I saw two adult dogs looking inside the drain.

On checking, I spotted a black puppy that had fallen in and was desperately attempting to get out.”

Without hesitation, Mohd Azad jumped into the drain and attempted to lure the puppy as he approached it.

In a video captured by his colleagues which was shared in the social media yesterday, the puppy appears to be initially reluctant but relents seconds later.

Mohd Azad then picked up the puppy and placed it on a grass patch by the road shoulder, reuniting it with the two adult dogs which he believes are its parents.

When he stepped out of the drain, it was a heart-warming sight when the three canines with their tails wagging gathered around him as if they were showing their gratitude.

“I believe the two adult dogs are the puppy’s parents. They appeared relieved to have their baby back. In fact, the puppy and his parents walked me up to my patrol car with their tails wagging. I had to leave to continue work soon after,“ the bachelor who hails from Taiping, Perak told theSun.

Mohd Azad, who has been working without a day off since the MCO was implemented, said he felt sorry for the animal as there was no way it could escape the drain on its own.

“I love animals. With the MCO in force, there are not many people around to help it. If there was a downpour, the puppy might drown when the drain starts filling up. That is why I had to save it. I do not think I did anything great.” he said.

Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib told theSun that he was proud of Mohd Azad’s good deeds.

“His act of going beyond the call of duty should be emulated by all,“ he said.

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