Fairview Heights police give dog with cancer bucket list ride

James, a 10-year-old rottweiler-coonhound mix, loves to hear sirens.

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Fairview Heights Police Department helped a dog with cancer check something off his bucket list!

James, a 10-year-old rottweiler-coonhound mix, loves to hear sirens.

So, he got the chance to ride around in a police cruiser on Saturday!

Courtesy: Amber Lee

“He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and LOVES to hear sirens. He got to sit in a squad car and happily listened to the sirens wail!” police said in a Facebook post.

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After learning he had cancer, James’ owner, Amber Lee, decided to make a bucket list for him.

Lee said James is a rescue and was found neglected and chained to a tree. Lee has had James for 7 and a half years and said he always gets excited when he hears an ambulance or firetruck pass by.

Courtesy: Fairview Heights Police Department

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