“Thank you for being this dog’s Knight in shining armor!”
When Deputy Sheriff Josh Fiorelli became a viral, it wasn’t the attention the Florida County Sheriff used to get.
Carlos Irizzy of Kissimee was out of his usual walk that day when he spotted something unusual on the side of the road. The officer sat in the grass, gently caressing and whispering words of safety with something hidden under his jacket.
As he approached, Carlos could see that the officer was actually consoling a white dog, who had been left on the side of the road in a very recent hit-and-run accident.
Deputy Fiorelli cares for an injured dog who was hit by a car and waits with him until animal control arrives. Thank you…
Deputy Fiorelli did not know it at the time, but Fiona suffered horrific injuries, including a dislocated hind leg, front leg injuries and a pelvic fracture
Having him there must have been given by God for a poor little girl who had to be so alone and hurt so much!
Fiona did not have a collar or a microchip, so the animal shelter in Osceola County, where she is being cared for due to her injuries, could not trace her owner.
Of course, she could have been one of the hundreds of wanderers who roam the streets every year. But that doesn’t mean the puppy didn’t deserve a lot of love and attention!
Deputy Fiorelli hopes Fiona will be able to find her at home forever. More importantly, she wants her new owner and all dog owners to really think about giving their furry baby a dog collar or microchip.
“Keep an eye on them. They may only be a part of your life, but you’re their whole life.”
Social media reacted quickly, as usual, to this story of police officers with feelings of good as soon as they realized it.
One Facebook user gushed:
“Thank you Deputy Fiorelli for doing the job which you are so obviously meant to do. Such a kind and caring person, not everyone would show such compassion for an animal that was hurt. You are a credit to your profession and uniform, a great example of a great police officer. God bless you.”
Another user praised Fiorelli for his big old heart:
In a world that sometimes abounds with stories of bad cops, the actions of Deputy Sheriff Fiorelli have helped turn the balance in favor of all the good cops there who deserve to be recognized for their under-reported acts of kindness.