An officer’s act of gentleness was captured by Good Samaritan Carlos Irisari walking his dog outside on Royal Palm Drive in Kissimmee, Florida when he saw the warm scene.
Representative Josh Fiorelli used his coat to cover an injured dog that had been hit by a car. He wanted to keep her warm and comfortable while waiting for help, not realizing that someone was watching her at the time.
“It was cold. It was wet,” Representative Josh Fiorelli told WFTV News. “She didn’t have anyone there, so I decided to be that person.”
“I know a lot of dogs get defensive when they hurt themselves. She wasn’t defensive at all. Josh said she was okay with me trying to stroke her.
The dog did not have a collar or microchip and its paw dislocated in the accident. She is watched in the shelter as they search for her owner. The dog is expected to make a full recovery after surgery to correct his leg.
The assistant hopes the dog will come home and the owner will consider having a collar and / or microchip for her. He went on to say, “Look at them. They might just be a part of your life, but you represent their whole life.”
The officer certainly didn’t do this for praise or to get attention, but he deserves all the appreciation he can get for such a kind gesture. He’s a real hero!