Published: Oct 05, 2011 2:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Two Miami-Dade police officers are credited with saving a German shepherd that was hit by a vehicle and left to die in the street.
Detective Roy Rutland says he was heading to the police headquarters Monday night when he saw a flash of brake lights and a dog rolling on the street. He says he saw the injured dog and two others who were barking.
As Rutland looked for the vehicle that hit the dogs, he saw officer Debbie Hilliard-Johnson in a cruiser nearby. He asked her for help.
The Miami Herald reports the pair wrapped the dog in a blanket and took her to a nearby animal clinic where Rutland paid $200 to have the dog treated.
Now, animal services officials are searching for the dog's owner.

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