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Jun 10, 2015

The Squad Orejitas: Dedicated patrol to rescue injured and abandoned animals

The Squad Orejitas: Dedicated patrol to rescue injured and abandoned animals

Police in Peru have launched a special division of their Traffic Unit dedicated to rescuing stray animals from a life on the streets.The Squad Orejitas, which translates as 'ears', was founded by a group of female officers who funded the rescues from their own pockets.

The Squad Orejitas: Dedicated patrol to rescue injured and abandoned animals
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Police woman Sabet Soto, member of the Squad 'Orejitas', holds Boby and Lucha, two dogs rescued from the street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Liliana Coronado, a member of the Squad 'Orejitas', feeds Danesca, a kitten rescued from a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Maria Soncco, a member of the Squad 'Orejitas', kisses a puppy named Mailo, who was found abandoned on a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Matias stands near police members of the Squad 'Orejitas' during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Boby stands near police members of the Squad 'Orejitas' during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Marita Arteaga, a member of the Squad 'Orejitas', plays with Nala during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Liliana Quinto, member of the Squad 'Orejitas', holds Tamara a kitten rescued from a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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A police woman member of the Squad 'Orejitas' holds Joel, a kitten rescued from a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police women members of the Squad 'Orejitas' stand next to dogs rescued from the street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Maria Soncco, member of the Squad 'Orejitas', kisses a puppy named Mailo, who was found abandoned on a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Gisella Baigorrea, a member of the Squad 'Orejitas', holds Joel a kitten rescued from a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Police woman Maria Soncco, a member of the Squad 'Orejitas', holds a puppy named Mailo, who was found abandoned on a street, during a news presentation, in Lima MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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