Stony Point police sergeant helps rescue blind dog that fell into catch basin

The pooch has since been reunited with its owner.

Veronica Jean Seltzer and Lee Danuff

Apr 12, 2023, 9:23 PM

Updated 409 days ago

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A Stony Point police sergeant stepped in to help save a blind dog on Monday. 
The dog had wandered and fell into a catch basin on Buckberg Mountain Road in Tomkins Cove. 
Kurt Mulligan, who has been with the department for 14 years, told News 12 he used a leash the officers keep in their cars to loop it around the dog's body before it wandered any further underground. 
Mulligan says he was happy to serve his community in any way he can.
"Throughout the station, we post our mission statement. And one of the first things it says is that we're a community-oriented law enforcement agency, and I think this just helps to reinforce that whatever situation we come across, we have the resources, and we will do what it takes to keep everybody in the community safe," says Mulligan. 
The pooch has since been reunited with its owner.   


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