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Trooper saves dog on the side of highway from scorching heat, then gives her a home

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It’s always heartwarming to see people go out of their way to help animals in need, but some people truly go above-and-beyond to change an animal’s life.

That was the case recently after one trooper stopped to help a stray dog suffering in the scorching sun — and later gave the animal a home.

Earlier this month, Kaye Fiorello was driving down I-75 near Cleveland, Tennessee when she spotted a dog lying alone in a ditch on the side of the road. The dog was exposed to the heat, lying in the hot sun with no food or water, and she realized the dog needed help.

“She looked bad,” Kaye wrote on Facebook.

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While it meant risking a ticket and being late for an appointment, Kaye decided to turn around and seek help for the dog. She found a state trooper on the interstate and explained the situation.

Thankfully, the trooper, named Tudors, had a compassionate heart and decided to help. The two of them returned to the dog, who was “still there, panting like she was fixing to die,” Kaye wrote.

Luckily, Trooper Tudors was prepared: he was able to make a water bottle for the dog out of a Kool-Aid jug and fed the dog his Little Debbie snacks.

On top of that, he also held up an umbrella to give the dog some much-needed shade from the sweltering sun.

Facebook/Tennessee Highway Patrol

The dog was appreciative of the trooper’s kindness but still wary, but the trooper was patient: he told Kaye he would stay with the dog until she trusted him, then bring her to a shelter.

“I believe his being there at the right time, was one of those little messages reminding us of the good in our world,” Kaye wrote.

The story was then shared by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who reported that the dog was in the care of Cleveland TN Animal Control.

Facebook/Tennessee Highway Patrol

The story went viral, with hundreds of people thanking Trooper Tudors for his kindness — but that was just the beginning.

On Friday, Tennessee Highway Patrol shared an inspiring update: the dog has been adopted — by Trooper Tudors!

The dog has been named Princess and is still receiving treatments before she can go home, but when she’s ready she’ll go on to a great new life with the kind man who rescued her.

Facebook/Tennessee Highway Patrol

Thank you to Trooper Tudors for rescuing Princess on that scorching hot day, and for adopting her! We can’t imagine any better home for this dog — it was truly meant to be.

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