Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper adopts dog he rescued from the heat

CLEVELAND, Tenn — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and his family adopted the dog he helped rescue from the extreme heat earlier this month.

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On June 15, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Tudors found a dog on the side of a highway and pulled over. He gave her some shelter out of the sun, some water and some Little Debbie snacks, according to WBIR. The temperatures in Tennessee that day was about 96 degrees.

Trooper Tudors pulled up a chair and stayed with the dog until she was able to trust him. Once she did, he took her to get some help, according to WBIR.

THP said on Facebook said that the dog is getting treatment at the Cleveland Animal Control.

About a week or later, Trooper Tudors and his family decided to adopt the dog, according to THP. They have named her Princess. She is still being treated but is expected to join her new family soon.