Florida police officer goes above and beyond for abandoned puppy in viral photo

A police officer is getting a lot of attention for going above and beyond for a puppy he almost ran over.

According to a Facebook post by the city of Lakeland, Florida, Officer Kareem Garibaldi found a weeks-old puppy hiding beneath his car while working the night shift.

The officer scooped the puppy up and drove around, searching for her owners. The dog had no collar and no tags.

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Garibaldi named the puppy Hope and took her home for the night. The next day, he posted photos of the dog to social media sites, hoping her owner would claim her.

On the third day, the officer brought Hope to a veterinary clinic after working a 12-hour shift to get her shots. Later that day, Hope found a new home thanks to Garibaldi.

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AWWW... Officer Garibaldi snoozing at SPCA after rescuing a puppy named Hope this morning following a long...

Posted by City of Lakeland, FL - Government on Monday, May 23, 2016