Florida deputy saves dog hit by car

(Courtesy: Pasco County Sheriff's Office)

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pasco deputy saved a dog’s life Saturday evening after a car hit the pup, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened at about 6 p.m. Deputy Brett Morris responded to an accident where an unknown vehicle struck a small brown male dog. Deputy Morris quickly realized the dog was in immediate need of medical attention and took the dog to the Animal Emergency Hospital, 8740 US 19 Port Richey.

The dog was called “Lucky” and the veterinarian determined that Lucky was running a temperature of 107 degrees when it was brought to the hospital. The vet was able to get the temperature down to an acceptable level. Lucky received major injuries to the upper and lower palate, which is going to need extensive surgery. Lucky also has a broken rear leg and fractured front paw. The veterinarian said Deputy Morris’ quick reaction saved the dog’s life as it would have died from loss of blood.

Deputy Morris said he has two dogs of his own, and felt it was his duty to help the injured dog.

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