Dog left bleeding on roadside rescued by Seminole County deputies

A 4-year-old lab/boxer mix named Vader is happy and healthy thanks to two Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found him bleeding on the roadside after he was hit by a car.

A 4-year-old Lab/boxer mix named Vader is happy and healthy thanks to two Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found him bleeding on the roadside after he was hit by a car.
On Sept. 25, a work crew at Katherine Mishon’s home left a backyard gate open and Vader ran out.
Vader managed to get to Aloma Avenue, where he was struck by a car.
Deputy Deborah Jacobs said she was on her way home after an off-duty detail when she spotted the black dog on the side of the road.

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“The dog was not in good shape,” Jacobs said.
Deputy Gio Medina arrived to assist Jacobs.
Mishon found her way to the scene while searching for Vader.
“There was a bunch a light in the middle of Aloma,” she said. “The dog had blood that was pouring out onto him, and he (Deputy Medina) said nothing and continued to help.”
“She started screaming, ’Is that my dog? Is that my dog?’” Medina said.

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Vader was stabilized at a nearby veterinarian’s office but was later taken to an animal hospital.
For almost a month, Katherine and her brother nursed Vader back to health.
“Everyone was there to help and go the extra mile,” she said. “They didn’t have to do anything thing for this poor dog sitting in the street.”
Katherine said the kindness of the deputies has stayed with her.
SCSO Deputies Help Save Dog Left In Road

Today we’re proud to share a story involving two of our first responders who teamed up to save a beloved pet. A dog had been hit by a car and left in the road critically injured. Because of the deputies’ selfless actions, the dog’s owner says she has special reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving holiday. #WeAreSCSO

Posted by Seminole County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, November 21, 2018