Florida deputy comforted dog hit by car until help arrived

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A sheriff’s deputy from Osceola County, Florida comforted a dog that had been hit by a car on Sunday in a Kissimmee neighborhood. The sheriff’s office shared a photo of Deputy Josh Fiorelli sitting by an injured dog after covering it with his coat while waiting for help from animal control.

According to the sheriff’s office Facebook page, Carlos Irizzary, who had been walking his own dog, took the photo.

“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 AbcNews. “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.”

The dog has since been under the care of the Osceola County Animal Shelter where her hip joint is out of place. Surgery is scheduled for Thursday. At this time the dog is resting comfortably, and her owner has not stepped forward to claim her. If no one claims her, the dog will be made available for adoption.

The dog is expected to recover. Deputy Fiorelli is another outstanding deputy with a heart to help. Everyone is wondering if Deputy Fiorelli will consider adopting this girl? (Just sayin’)

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  1. Deputy Firoeilli IS INDEED and A DIAMOND in a State that REALLY NEEDS to HAVE at LEAST a THOUSAND more LIKE HIM!! Having the Quality of Compassion (to Me and RN) is the Most Important trait & Skill in ANY & ALL rolls of Any Professional Person in the WORKFORCE of this Country that was FOUNDED to Be Willing and Able to Deal with any situation in a Professional, Caring , and Respectful FASHION… I hope Police/ Sheriff/Highway Patrol/ NationalGuard/ Ambulance Staff/ Put this story up on their INFORMATIONAL BOARDS… JUST FOR A REMINDER AS to WHAT HELPING and CARING REALLY IS …. YOU are a Decent and Dedicated Person Deputy Firoeilli and your department, family , coworkers , and Township are Blessed to have someone like YOU>>>

    • I agree wholeheartedly with you pennydchounds. Deputy Fiorelli is indeed a very rare find indeed and all who are close to him should be proud to know him. Everyone who calls themselves professional should seek to pow his example of including kindness andcring as part of their everyday living both on the job and personally.

  2. Thanks to Deputy Fiorelli for his help and caring for a dog that he knows nothing about but was there to comfort him. Wonderful, caring man who should be commended for what he did. Hope this dog gets his forever home now.

  3. Thank you Deputy it’s refreshing to know not all cops are bad thank you for opening your heart to this poor dog who was hurt and all alone I know this beautiful dog thanks you also

  4. My Thoughts and Prayers for this precious girl are that she will heal andrecover fully from her injuries and any other issues she may have, and goon to find a loving furever family who will take good and proper care of her because of their love for her.

  5. Always good to see an officer that has a heart. So many of the stories we see about law enforcement usually are of another variety. Bless you Deputy Fiorelli you are one of the good guys and may your kindness be returned to you two fold.


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