Everyday Heroes

Police Officers in Florida Make First Rescue Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

When the officers got a call that a puppy needed shelter from the impending storm, they found just the right place for her.


Officers in Fort Pierce, FL made their first hurricane rescue on Monday, just days before the largest storm of the season was predicted to hit the coast.

Officers Martin Ortiz and Michel Jean got a call from a local resident when they were on duty. A woman stated that she was unable to care for her new puppy, and she wasn't sure what to do. The puppy was only six weeks old - that's too young to be left in a shelter cage until the storm passes through.

When Officer Jean met the dog, a brindle pit mix, it was puppy love at first sight. Jean made a call to his family via FaceTime so they could "meet" the pup and after his son (pictured below) saw her, the decision was made. He would take the puppy home to live with him and his family.

After some brainstorming with his fellow officers, Jean decided on just the right name for the furry new addition to his family: Dory, short for Dorian.

Thanks to Officer Michel Jean for stepping up and providing a safe, loving home for the pup. We're sure these two will be riding out storms together for years to come!

If you're interested in fostering a rescue pup from the storm, you can reach out to your local animal rescue league for more information . You can also search via the Shelter Pet Project for available rescue animals near you.

Also, be sure to check out this previous Sparkt story for more adoption resources and learn about another awesome animal rescue team.

(Source: images @FortPiercePD )

How can you start something good?
The Conversation
More stories you may love

How Saving A Church Is Saving Lives Too

A couple bought an abandoned church and turned it into a community center. What they've created is so much bigger.

They're Saluting Our Veterans Every Day of the Year

Meet the Pittsburghers who are making sure our returning vets have jobs, homes and food, and find out how you can help.

How Goats And The Volunteers Who Love Them Are Saving A Popular Park

They're keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh's Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!

Our Mission
Have you ever felt like there's just too much bad news? Ever felt like the world is hopeless, and you're helpless to do anything about it? We did too. That's why we created Sparkt™.
At Sparkt™, we tell powerful stories about great people making a difference in their communities, and we show you how you can make a difference too. Join us, and together, let's #StartSomethingGood!
Popular
Recent
Sparkt Newsletter
Get positive, uplifting stories in your inbox
Follow Us on Social Media
Download the Mobile App
Sparkt™ is a Rabble Holdings, Inc. Media Brand. © 2020 Rabble Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.