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Florida officer saves dog hit on busy highway

Dog struck on I-275

(Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department)

A police officer on his way to work saw a dog get struck by a vehicle while crossing I-275 and rushed to save the dog. 

Officer Joseph Puglia, with the Pinellas Park Police Department, swerved on the busy highway when he saw the dog get hit, to help block traffic, according to a Facebook post. 

Puglia jumped out of his vehicle, grabbed the dog off the highway and rushed it to the Pinellas Animal Hospital, the post said.

(Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department)

According to the Police Department, the dog is expected to make a full recovery. 

The dog did not have a tag or microchip, so its owner is not known. 

The interstate is not a place where you would expect to find a dog, however this was not the case for Officer Puglia. ...

Posted by Pinellas Park Police Department on Friday, September 20, 2019

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