FORT PIERCE, Fla. (WPTV) — Hurricane Dorian was still about 100 miles from Florida's east coast Monday as police in Fort Pierce found themselves making their first "rescue."
Fort Pierce Police say they were called out to help a resident who was unable to take care of her pitbull any longer.
Officers arrived and on the spot, FPPD officer Michel Jean and his family adopted the puppy, the department tweeted.
Fort Pierce Police officers make first hurricane rescue. The owner of the pittie was unable to care for her pet. FPPD Officer Michel Jean and his family adopted the adorable puppy on the spot, giving it a new home and name, Dory. AWWW! pic.twitter.com/UUY7e8Hquw— Fort Pierce P.D. (@FortPiercePD) September 2, 2019
A new home requires a new name too, right? Officer Jean and his family settled, most appropriately, on "Dory."
Resident who are seeking shelter should remember not to leave pets at home if they evacuate. Several shelters allowing house pets are available locally as residents look for safety before Hurricane Dorian comes close to Florida.
When evacuating, make sure to have enough food and supplies for pets, as well as you and your family.