Police officer protects injured dog with own jacket until help arrives – help us pay tribute

Meet the police officer that deserves all our praise!

Josh Fiorelli works in law enforcement in Kissimmee, Florida, and in December rightly received plenty of attention for an act of true compassion. Fortunately, his story has spread around the internet, meaning he’s gaining viral fame for one of the best possible reasons.

As an animal lover, I can’t get enough of his story …

Posted by Russ Gibson on Sunday, 16 December 2018

It was a cold day outside when one man went walking with his dog. Somewhere along his route he noticed a police officer sitting quietly on the grass, his jacket off despite the numbing breeze.

As he drew nearer, he realized the man wasn’t alone. Instead, he was sitting beside a dog that looked to be freezing, his own jacket covering the animal like a blanket.

It later transpired that the dog had been hit by a car, and the officer was trying to keep it warm while he awaited help.

“It was cold out. She was wet,” said Deputy Josh Fiorelli. “She didn’t have anyone there so I decided to be that person,” he told WFTV 9.

Thank you, Sheriff Russ Gibson, for the update to my previous post. And the dog is expected to be ok! ❤️

Posted by Nancy Alvarez, WFTV on Sunday, 16 December 2018

Thanks to this great officer’s help, the dog was saved. She needed surgery at a nearby shelter, but doctors confirmed her injuries weren’t life threatening.

That said, the shelter is having difficult reuniting her with her owner, since she has no collar or chip.

Josh, we’d like to thank you for your great act of kindness. All animals are worth saving, and giving up your coat to keep a distressed animal warm is a touching thing to do!

Share this article if you think there should be more such goodness in the world.

 

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