A dog that was thrown off a bridge was rescued and found a new home thanks to a Florida deputy.
A deputy from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was flagged down on September 21 by a woman walking her dog who found the dog curled up inside a plastic tote bag after it was tossed off a bridge.
According to Orange County Animal Services (OCAS), the bag was thrown from a moving vehicle “like garbage.”
The deputy managed to rescue the dog after about 30 minutes of scrambling through bushes and climbing over a 15-foot wall.
The dog, which the deputy later named Daisy, was miraculously uninjured after the fall.
Daisy was then transferred to OCAS to be cared for and prepared for adoption.
“The deputy named the 4-year-old pup Daisy, and today, she is being cared for by Animal Service to prep her for adoption,” the sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook.
The animal services agency reported that Daisy has since been adopted.
The agency said the act of cruelty was unjustifiable.
“But we don’t know why this happened. The location where Daisy was dumped is a short drive from the shelter. There are literally hundreds of private rescues that would be willing to take in a sweet and gentle dog for foster or adoption. And yet someone chose instead to commit this act of cruelty,” the agency wrote on Facebook.
“We will never understand why people do these cruel things to animals, but we feel fortunate that so many residents see something and say something.”
Thankfully, Daisy is now living her best life in a loving home.
“If you see something, say something,” the agency wrote. “There is no reason for animals to be treated like this. Daisy was lucky someone saw her and contacted us immediately. If you have information about the possible cruel or neglectful treatment of animals, please contact us, your local law enforcement agency, or our friends at Central Florida Crimeline.”