Target: Sergeant Fernando Zurita
Goal: Praise police officer for saving injured dog from busy street.
A poodle named Salma was almost killed in a hit-and-run in Arica, Chile. Sergeant Fernando Zurita was driving down a road when he noticed that that there was a ruckus up ahead. He saw Salma in the street while the driver who struck her was trying to get away. Zurita took action and demanded that the driver take the dog to the vet. Without the incredible actions from Zurita, this dog would not have had a second chance at life. Thank Sergeant Zurita for saving Salma’s life.
When Sergeant Zurita arrived at the scene, the cars were not even moving at this point because there was so much traffic. He stepped out of his car to go investigate what was causing this traffic jam. When he saw the poodle, Sergeant Zurita leaped into action. He managed to stop the driver and then went to the dogs side so she would not get hit again. Sergeant Zurita then instructed the driver to bring Salma to a nearby veterinary clinic so she could receive medical attention. Sergeant Zurita followed him all the way to the clinic.
Salma was treated for two broken legs. She is now reunited with her owner and is doing well. The story has received much attention and Sergeant Zurita received special recognition from the governor. Sign this letter and thank Sergeant Zurita for going above and beyond to save this dog’s life.
Dear Sergeant Zurita,
You came across a small dog that was hit by a car. The small poodle, Salma, was laying in the street hurt while the driver who hit her was trying to get away. You did not waste any time and leaped into action. You were able to stop the driver from getting away and then stood by Salma’s side to prevent further injury from other drivers.
Then you came up with a plan. You instructed the driver to bring Salma to a nearby veterinary clinic while you followed. Salma then received the medical care that she needed. Salma was treated for two broken legs. Thankfully, she is now reunited with her owner and healing well from her injuries.
I would like to thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to save this dog’s life. You understand that all life is precious and worth saving. Your actions do not go unnoticed. I am very appreciative that there are people like you in the world. Thank you again for risking your life to save another.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Sephora Arica