Friday, December 24, 2010

DART police save another dog from Interstate 35 HOV lane in Dallas

By Wendy Hundley, The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Area Rapid Transit police rescued a dog found wandering this morning in the HOV lane on Interstate 35 and 8th Street in Dallas. It's the second dog to be saved from an I-35 HOV lane in the past four weeks. 
"It took several officers to corral the dog," said Scott Walton, interim division manager at the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, where the dog was taken for evaluation.
The male pit bull mix is probably 3 or 4 years old, Walton said. He said the dog appeared to be unharmed physically from the ordeal that ended around 9 a.m., but was acting frightened at the shelter.
"It's hard to tell his temperament now. He may be scared from his ordeal," Walton said.
The dog was wearing a blue T-shirt with a Superman emblem, but had no tags or other identifying information. He will be held for three days before being evaluated for adoption.
Walton said the dog appeared to have been cared for and may have escaped from his owner's yard.
"The traffic was light this morning," he said. "The dog could have wandered across the interstate."
This is the second dog rescued recently from an HOV lane.
Last month, Dart, a black Lab mix, was seen by morning commuters trotting in the HOV lane on I-35E near the Houston Street Viaduct exit.
Dart, named for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit police who also rescued her, was recently adopted. 

Related articles:
Pit bull found wandering in HOV lane on I-35 - The Houston Chronicle

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