Kaye Fiorello was driving her car on Interstate 75 in Cleveland, Tennessee, when she observed a puppy stuck on the side of the road, wandering in fear in the heat, and she quickly called highway police for assistance. The Tudors patrolman arrived quickly to carry the dog to safety.
With Kaye’s help, the compassionate patrolman provided the dog with water, food, and shade before transporting her to the Cleveland Animal Control Center for a health check. The dog thanked us for the attention, although he still appeared wary of people at the moment.
Kaye stated to The Dodo:
“‘I’m going to sit here until she trusts me,’ he said.” It sounded like a happy dog sigh. And those deer eyes: the difference was night and day. They connected. It was powerful. I was crying a few tears of happiness for that girl.”
However, the story of this rescue was only getting started; after transferring the dog named Princess to the rescue facility, Tennessee Highway Patrol posted the case on its social media channels.
On its Facebook page, the highway patrol stated:
“On one hot summer day, a patrolman was alerted to a puppy in distress thanks to a Good Samaritan. The dog was dehydrated and in severe need of water and shade from the sun on the side of #Interstate75. This lovely puppy is now receiving excellent care at Cleveland TN Animal Control. Officer Tudors’ water and snacks were appreciated by the dog.”
The road crew stated:
“The puppy that Patrolman Tudors saved has been adopted. Her relatives referred to her as #Princess. She is still being treated at the facility until she can be transferred to her #ForeverHome.”
“It was all meant to be.”