A Sheriff’s deputy in Florida saved the life of a dog after she was hit by a car, and the photos that were taken are sure to warm your heart.
The Osceola County deputy was spotted by Carlos Irizarry of Kissimmee, who snapped a picture on Sunday morning when he saw a deputy cover a wounded dog with a coat in an attempt to comfort her.
“This is something that you don’t see every day,” he said.
OSCO Deputy Josh Fiorelli felt compelled to help the animal after he saw her in distress.
“It was cold out. She was wet,” said Deputy Josh Fiorelli. “She didn’t have anyone there so I decided to be that person.”
According to WFTV, Fiorelli was oblivious to the presence of cameras, and simply wanted to help the poor dog.
“I know a lot of dogs become defensive when they get hurt. She was not defensive at all. She was acceptive of me trying to pet her and take care of her,” he said.
The dog was sent to the county animal shelter, where she will undergo surgery and be cared for until she can be adopted. With no collar or microchip, it is unknown if the animal ever had a home or was a stray all her life.
Fiorelli was heartbroken by the incident, and asks all dog owners to get a collar and microchip.
“Keep an eye on them,” he said. “They may only be a part of your life, but you’re their whole life.”
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