Florida Police Officer Stops Busy Traffic To Rescue Dog Hit By Car

The dash cam of a Florida police officer captured him rescuing a dog on a busy highway that had been hit by a car.


Officer Joseph Puglia of Pinellas Park Police Department was driving to work when he witnessed a dog getting hit by a car on Interstate 275.

He immediately “swerved over to block the dog from traffic” and noticed that the dog was still alive, and transported it to a nearby animal hospital.

“My heart really sank until I started seeing him breathing,” Puglia said. “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.”


After examinations, the dog was pronounced to make a full recovery, but its owner is yet to be located as it does not have a microchip or tag, wrote the police in a Facebook post.

The pup survived with only a few cuts and bruises and has been nicknamed as “Lucky,” because “he’s definitely one lucky dog.”

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Another great example of the wonderful, compassionate people that work in our police departments!


Praise the Lord for this police officers quick response in saving this tiny fur baby’s life. God always places the right people at the right time to do His Will. That police officer deserves a sloppy puppy kiss.

John Ortega
John Ortega

Outstanding Sheep Dog! Semper Fi

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