Deputy Runs Into Traffic To Rescue Dog Who Went Missing Thanksgiving Day


Adorable, aptly-named Teddy Bear escaped from a relative’s home in Orlando, Florida during a visit on Thanksgiving Day. His family searched for him for days but didn’t have any luck until just yesterday.

When Corporal Thorpe, an officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, spotted Teddy, he was in big trouble. Teddy was wandering along a busy highway during Monday morning rush hour, in danger of being hit by a passing car. Concerned for the dog, Cpl. Thorpe wasted no time at all. He not only pulled over to rescue Teddy, but ran into traffic to get the dog to safety.

Cpl. Thorpe took Teddy back to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to find where he belonged. His VCA bandana was a giveaway that he wasn’t a stray. Luckily, it had a number on it that Cpl. Thorpe used to locate Teddy’s family, who immediately went to pick him up.

See the photos of their emotional reunion here, posted by the Orange Country Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.