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Riot officer rescues pooch

Wednesday, 10th August 2011

One lucky London pooch will no doubt be filling up on dog food in the safe environment of a Blue Cross rescue centre after being rescued from the riots in London.

A riot officer discovered the pooch in Hackney after finishing his shift during the civil unrest on Monday (August 8th).

The Staffie, who has been named Blaze by staff at the centre, did not have any identification so the charity is now hoping the owners come forward to claim him.

Becky Dawe, deputy head nurse at the hospital, says: "Blaze is a lovely, gentle boy and he has been pretty stressed out since he arrived.

"The riot officer who brought him in was shattered after his night shift and said that he found the dog close to where the trouble was happening in Hackney."

With riots taking place across the UK, Battersea Dogs & Cats home has advised owners to keep their pets indoors to help reduce the number of lost, stolen or injured animals.