Florida deputy comforted dog hit by car until help arrived

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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