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- A sheriff's deputy found a "wet and scared" young puppy in an abandoned, partially flooded vehicle in Florida.
- He named her after Hurricane Dorian.
- Dorian was originally meant to be handed over to the Orange County Animal Services but is now "living her best life" with the deputy who rescued her.
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As Hurricane Dorian brushed past the Florida coast this week, a local sheriff's deputy found a terrified young puppy inside a partially flooded vehicle — and now she's "living her best life" with her rescuer.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the pup was found "wet and scared but otherwise fine."
Deputy Josh Tolliver rescued the dog from the abandoned car and named her Dorian, after the hurricane that has killed at least 20 people so far.
He was originally set to hand her over to Orange County Animal Services, but the sheriff's office announced Thursday that she's now living with Tolliver instead, and apparently having a blast.
Photos show Dorian happily running around a backyard and playing with toys and other dogs.
Hurricane Dorian, meanwhile, is now a Category 2 storm and moved past much of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Thursday, the storm moved up the southeastern US coast and is forecast to bring heavy rains and life-threatening storm surge to the Carolinas.
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