VIDEO: Police respond to help free dog with zip-tied snout

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- According to the South Bend Police Department, officers responded earlier today to the area of 225 W. Chippewa Ave. to a dog with a zip tie around his snout.

"Prior to our arrival, several good Samaritans stopped to try to catch the dog, but were unsuccessful," the SBPD said. "South Bend Police Officer Stephanie Northcutt was among our officers who responded and was able to build enough trust with the dog to safely catch him and take him out of harm's way."

Police say, officer Northcutt then held the dog as a bystander assisted in removing the zip tie from the dog's snout.

The dog was ultimately transported to South Bend Animal Resource Center, where they will assist in investigating this matter.

Video courtesy of the South Bend Police Department

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