First Responders Help Dog In Distress

Pictured L to R: Silverton EMT Jarrett Jirak, Toms River Police Officer Vic Tamaro, Silverton EMT Brett Kyle, and Lola (Photo courtesy Toms River Police)

  TOMS RIVER – First responders don’t just serve the human population.

  On August 12, Toms River Officer Vic Tamaro responded to the area of Hovsons Blvd in Toms River when an elderly man called for help…for his dog.

  While on a walk, the 115 lb. dog’s legs gave out. As the elderly man could not carry the dog the remainder of the walk back home, Officer Tamaro stepped in to help.

  “Realizing it would be uncomfortable for the dog and difficult to move her, Officer Tamaro requested Silverton EMS to respond with their “Reeves” and carry the dog approximately 1/2 mile back to its home,” stated police.

  First responders gave the dog a unique transport back home, safe and sound.

According to police, Lola was then seen by her vet and she is doing great! She’s back to herself and they are all very grateful for all of the warm wishes!