By PoliceOne Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida police officer is being praised after helping out a homeless man and his four-legged friend.

On May 17, a homeless man was panhandling in downtown Tampa to help raise money for veterinary care for his dog, Karma, KMOV reported. According to Vets4Pets, a charitable animal hospital, Tampa Officer Bart Wester saw the man and went beyond the call of duty.

“Instead of arresting the homeless man, Officer Wester put he and Karma in his police car and drove them to Vets4Pets. He then paid the entire veterinary bill,” the animal hospital posted on Facebook.

The hospital shared a photo of the man’s dog, which immediately went viral. The hospital also thanked the officer for his kind actions.

“We were just informed Officer Wester has been with the Tampa Police Department for over 10 years and does special things like this all the time! Thank you again,” Vets4Pets wrote.

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We want to share the act of kindness made today by Master Police Officer Bart Wester* of the Tampa Police Department. A…

Posted by Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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