Apparently, the dog was rapidly panting “like she was fixing to die” upon discovery.
The trooper, known as Officer Tudors, dumped out his water jug and created a makeshift water bowl for her.
The pup was understandably frozen in fear at first and took caution before accepting the water from Tudors.
Then, she eventually scarfed down the water before Tudors retrieved more fluids and a Little Debby from his vehicle.
The dog slowly began to warm up to the officer but was not ready to be transported just yet. So, Tudors decided to give the pup her space and patiently wait for her to come around.
“He went to his vehicle and got a chair and an umbrella. He told me he would stay there until she trusted him so he could get her to a shelter or take her home,” Kaye said.
This touching tale has since gained over twenty-one thousand likes, eleven thousand shares, and nearly two thousand comments after being shared in a Facebook post.
People across the country have applauded the thoughtfulness of both Kaye and Tudors and shared how glad they are the pup ended up in good hands.
“Wow! This is awesome to hear! There are some wonderful people out there that happen to be in the right place at the right time and willing to get involved to help,” commented one user.
“Such a touching tribute to a fine man and officer,” wrote a second.
“Thank you for helping this poor puppy. Shows how awesome our troopers are,” commented a third.