Police officer saves family dog bitten by rattlesnake

Bailey was playing in the backyard Monday when he was bitten in the face by a rattlesnake.

A Facebook post from the La Verne Police Department said a 17-year-old girl frantically called 911 for help for her dog.

Officers Dransfeldt and Greg Rodriguez came to the home.

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Dransfeldt noticed a wound near one of the dog's eyes.

Bailey's entire face was starting to swell.

CBSLA reported that the girl, who did not have a car, was worried that her 11-year-old dog might die by the time her mother got home from work.

Dransfeldt, whom the department said is a dog lover, decided to take Bailey in his cruiser to the nearest veterinary hospital, but it did not have anti-venom.

Dransfeldt was able to take the dog, which was whimpering in pain 20 minutes away to the only animal hospital in the area that carried anti-venom.

After an overnight stay, the department said, Bailey was released Wednesday morning and is with his family.

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Posted by La Verne Police Department on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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