Prince the Paperanian rescued from jaws of death

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A pair of north Auckland cops will be feeling very pleased with themselves this afternoon after they saved a small dog that literally had its neck on the line.

The close call occurred at 8:40am on Saturday, on the corner of Manuka Rd and Pemberton Ave near Glenfield.

Constables Aaron Ferguson and Jamie Foster were patrolling Auckland's North Shore when they saw a greyhound with its mouth firmly clasped around the neck of a small dog named Prince.

They were quick to get out of their car, and Constable Foster immediately pried the Greyhound's mouth open with his bare hands - much to the relief of Prince's owners.

Prince, a Paperanian, has since been taken to the vet to receive surgery for the wounds he suffered at the hands of the greyhound.

Police have confirmed both dogs were on leads and being walked when the attack took place, and say they now want to speak to the greyhound's owner.

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