A Pit-Bull was found running through the busy area of the Garden State Parkway. Officials from the police department rescued the black and white pooch who is now waiting for her owners to come and pick her up.
The dog who is now being referred to as the “Parkway Dog” was exploring the southbound side of the highway, which caused traffic delays in Irvington.
The police officials are not sure how the pooch ended up on the road which is usually extremely busy, but the dog was able to avoid any injury to herself during her time at the road.
The blue and brown-eyed, floppy-eared dog is currently in possession of a local animal shelter.
Lenora Hankerson, the local shelter’s animal control officer, said that the dog was fun-loving and seemed to enjoy the outdoors a lot. Hankerson said that the staff at the shelter was still getting to know the dog, but the pooch had been showing the team a good time up till now. Hankerson added that the dog is an attention seeker and enjoys being loved.
The dog’s run on the highway continued for more than an hour while troopers were trying to corral her.
The police did not shut down the parkway completely but slowed the traffic down while the pooch was on the loose so that the life of the dog could be saved and any possible accident could be avoided.
Hankerson told reporters that the owners of the pooch had not contacted the shelter as of yet. Hankerson also mentioned that the shelter required proof of ownership if someone wanted to come forward and claim the dog.
In case the owners do not come forward to claim the dog within a week, the pooch will be put up for adoption by the shelter.
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