It’s an officer’s duty to look after the people in their community, whether they be human or animal. We’ve seen many stories of emergency responders going above-and-beyond to help animals. Like one state trooper, who recently helped find a forever home for three stray puppies after finding them on duty.
The story comes from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Trooper Susan Barge responded to a hit-and-run crash on Saturday when she noticed three puppies under the porch of a nearby home. The trooper sensed that the puppies were in need of help.
The temperature was set to drop into the 30s that night, and Barge knew that the dogs would be suffering in the cold.
So, she stepped in to help. She spoke with the homeowners, and agreed to take the puppies herself and help find homes for them.
The trooper’s actions went above-and-beyond the line of duty: she never expected to find the puppies and they were unrelated to the call she was responding to, but she still did it out of the kindness of her heart. And thankfully, the story has a very happy ending: FHP reports that all three puppies have now been adopted into “furever families.”
Trooper Barge’s good deed received praise from people online. “Such Beautiful Story, &Wonderful Ending!” one comment reads. “Sending Blessings to Trooper Barge & the Pups!”
“Thank you for being their voice and stepping in when other humans would have clearly failed them,” another reads. “Precious pups, I’m so glad you found furever homes for them. Thank you for your service.” Thank you to Trooper Barge for helping these three puppies when they needed you most.