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Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car – “he’s definitely one lucky dog”

Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car – “he’s definitely one lucky dog”

Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car - "he's definitely one lucky dog".
Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car – “he’s definitely one lucky dog”. Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department

Hero in movies might wear capes, but real-life heroes wear badges…in this case anyway.

A Florida police officer is being praised as a local hero after he stopped traffic on a busy highway to rescue a dog who had just been hit by a car.

Officer Joseph Puglia of the Pinellas Park Police Department was driving to work Sept. 19 when he saw a dog get hit by a car on Interstate 275.

Immediately, Puglia “swerved over to block the dog from traffic” in a moment that was caught on his dashcam video.

Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car - "he's definitely one lucky dog". Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department
Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car – “he’s definitely one lucky dog”. Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department

The officer noticed the dog was “showing signs of life” and transported it to a nearby animal hospital.

“My heart really sank until I started seeing him breathing,” Puglia told WFTS. “I came back [in the SUV] and got an emergency blanket to wrap the dog in, because I didn’t want to hurt him any further.”

Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car - "he's definitely one lucky dog". Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department
Police officer stops traffic on busy highway to rescue dog hit by a car – “he’s definitely one lucky dog”. Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department

“After some medical examinations, the dog is expected to make a full recovery. The owner has not yet been located due to the dog not having a microchip or tag,” police wrote in a Facebook post. The pup suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Puglia said they nicknamed the dog “Lucky,” which he says applies because “he’s definitely one lucky dog.”

Take care of your fur-babies everyone, these sweet and innocent little one’s are the purest form of unconditional love.

Source Fox News


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