Photo: Fla. LEO cares for injured dog hit by car

Deputy Josh Fiorelli was found using his own coat to keep the injured dog warm

By PoliceOne Staff

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A photo of a deputy caring for an injured dog has gone viral on social media.

Osceola County Deputy Josh Fiorelli was found caring for a dog hit by a car using his own coat to keep her warm, WFTV reports. 

"It was cold out. She was wet," said Deputy Josh Fiorelli. "She didn't have anyone there so I decided to be that person."

Fiorelli didn’t know anyone was looking when he started comforting the dog, but Carlos Irizzary took the photo of Fiorelli while he was walking his own dog on his morning route.

"This is something that you don't see every day,” Irizzary said.

The dog is being cared for at the Osceola County Animal Shelter. She has a dislocated leg and the shelter is giving her pain medication and monitoring her.

Although the dog needs surgery, she’s expected to be OK. She has no collar or microchip, so the shelter is having issues finding her owner.

Fiorelli hopes the dog will get to go home and her owner will consider getting her an ID or a chip.


Deputy Fiorelli cares for an injured dog who was hit by a car and waits with him until animal control arrives. Thank you...

Posted by Osceola County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 16, 2018


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