WATCH: Israeli police officer saves dog's life

Maj.-Gen. Moshe Hajaj saved the life of a dog whose leash got caught in the doors of an elevator.

 POLICE PATROL outside al-Aqsa Mosque amid clashes in the area this week. (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
POLICE PATROL outside al-Aqsa Mosque amid clashes in the area this week.
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Security footage captured the moment when Maj.-Gen. Moshe Hajaj saved a dog from a potentially fatal accident.

Hajaj was on his way out to go to work from his home in Beersheba. A woman and her dog were in the same elevator with him, and when he got off the elevator, the dog followed him while its owner was still in the elevator.

The elevator door closed and as soon as the elevator started moving, the dog's leash started to pull him up.

Hajaj immediately realized what was going on and turned around to help the dog. He tore the leash right off the dog, saving him.

Dog is walked on leash (credit: REUTERS)Dog is walked on leash (credit: REUTERS)

Interview with Kan News

"I immediately ran in the dog's direction. I tried to free it from the collar, but I couldn't. In the end, I had to tear the leash off the dog in order to save its life." Hajaj said in an interview with Kan 11. "It was a matter of seconds; without too much thought, I just acted."