Officer Kareem Garibaldi of Florida’s Lakeland Police Department found a little pit bull/boxer mix while on patrol in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He actually nearly ran her over as she was running loose. He was exhausted from working long shifts, but he spent the next two days by her side until she was adopted.
Because the puppy wasn’t microchipped or wearing a collar, he had no way of finding her owner. So he brought her back to the station, and when his shift ended, he brought her home.
The next day Garibaldi again set out to find her family, but was unsuccessful. After this 12-hour shift, his third in as many days, he brought the puppy to the SPCA Florida for a check-up. The shelter’s safety net manager, Connie Johnson, was just arriving for work when she saw the heartwarming scene.
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