Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Freezing Dog

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If Newark residents didn't have enough reasons to love Mayor Cory Booker, here is one more that will definitely make them fall in love. Puppy love, that is. According to WABC-TV, the kindhearted politician rushed to the side of a dog freezing on the streets of New Jersey.



It all began when Eyewitness News reporter Toni Yates and her crew found a dog that had been left out in the cold in Newark on Thursday evening. Yates and her team kept returning to see if the dog had been taken inside, but alas, it was still shivering alone in the icy temperatures.



Yates then decided to tweet Mayor Booker. As expected, he responded immediately and rushed to the scene.


"This is brutal weather, this dog is shaking really bad and you just can't leave your dogs out here on a day like this and go away and expect them to be OK. Hypothermia on any animal, including a human animal, will set in pretty quickly. So this is very sad, you can just feel the dog shaking pretty badly," said the mayor.

The mayor saved the dog from the cold and took him to the police station. The dog's owner was reached on the phone and told the mayor that Cha Cha, his dog, had somehow managed to get outside. The owner was returning from Queens and had no idea that his dog was left out in the cold. He was grateful to the mayor as the dog was a new mom and is taking care of her litter of pups.

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