Dramatic footage has emerged of police officers rushing to a burning pet shop to rescue a litter of 12 puppies.
The blaze was discovered by the shop owner after a fire started in the neighbouring motorbike shop in Nerang in the city of Gold Coast in Australia on Sunday night.
It later spread to the adjacent pet shop where 12 puppies, including spaniels, cavoodles and blue heeler, were trapped inside.
Bodycam footage taken by the Gold Coast Police shows the officers running into the warehouse trying to locate the puppies.
A colleague is seen searching for the dogs and seconds later, he runs back to the entrance with a handful of helpless pooches.
"Yeah mate, there's a few," one officer can be heard telling another as he brings some of the puppies from the burning shop.
They bring the pets to a safe spot while the pair goes back to find their way in near darkness to the cages holding the puppies.
A woman, who is believed to be the pet shop owner, confirms to the police that there is no animals left behind in the store.
Fire crew arrive shortly as the officers take the litter further away so that the team could put out the fire.
The police rescued 12 puppies and two cats from the burning pet shop and all believed to be unharmed.
A spokesperson for the Queensland Police told Daily Mail Australia: "There's been substantial damage to both the bike shop and the pet store.
"A number of puppies were rescued and investigations by local Gold Coast police are ongoing.
"Police believe the fire is suspicious."
Meanwhile, a severely underweight Great Dane was found "dumped" in a Cotwolds park last week.
The poor pooch had several infected pressure wounds from lying on hard surfaces for long periods of time before he was taken by volunteers to the RSPCA.
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