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Rescue of stray dog stops traffic on Martin D. Love Freeway

Police officers blocked the dog's path while Animal Control officers placed a leash on the scared dog and transported him to an animal shelter.
Police officers blocked the dog's path while Animal Control officers placed a leash on the scared dog and transported him to an animal shelter.
Texas Dep't of Transportation website

A large dog walking along the HOV lanes on the Martin D. Love Freeway in Dallas halted traffic Wednesday morning while authorities blocked off the lost canine's ability to escape and get hurt or cause an accident reported nbcdfw.com.

A Texas Department of Transportation video camera spotted the dog who appears to have been a shepherd walking from Interstate 35E Illinois south to the U.S. 67 HOV lane near Loop 12. As an officer blocked the dog's path, an Animal Control officer was able to put a leash on the dog and lead the frightened canine to safety.

The Dallas traffic management cameras operate continuously to facilitate the flow of traffic and reduce travel delays. Strategically placed signs alert motorists to traffic problems.

In February, Officer Kyle Jones, saved a Chihuahua from a walk on the wild side of a busy La Porte, Texas highway. And in May, a California Highway Patrol Officer successfully lured a frightened little dog off the median of I-680 Freeway by tempting the dog with a treat. Motorists are warned not to leave their cars or stop on a busy highway to rescue any pet or wild animal. Please call authorities.

Click here to see the Texas Department of Transportation camera video.

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