'Leonardo' the dog rescued from New Rochelle sewer by police

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Monday, April 10, 2023
Dog rescued from New Rochelle sewer
Leonardo was pulled from the sewer system after a person called the police department's emergency line. Janice Yu has details.

NEW ROCHELLE, Westchester County (WABC) -- Just like the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Leonardo the dog's origin story began in the sewer.

This time it wasn't Splinter who came to the rescue, it was the New Rochelle Police Department.

They were first alerted to a dog in the sewer system after a person called the police department's emergency line.

Police and the Humane Society have no clue how the pup ended up underground.

Officers used their own dinner, unknown if it was pizza, to coax the dog close enough to them so they could grab hold and rescue him.

Leonardo was wearing a harness and leash at the time of his rescue but he had no ID or microchip.

The Humane Society of Westchester at New Rochelle says, "Leo has been a sweet boy here and gets so excited when he knows he's going out on a walk."

If you are interested in adopting Leonardo you can fill out an application online and call the shelter: https://humanesocietyofwestchester.org/adopt-a-dog/

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