A loose dog eluded Illinois State Police troopers and IDOT crews on the Stevenson Expressway early Tuesday morning, tying up traffic on I-55. The dog, which has a collar, ran in and out of traffic for 5 miles on the inbound side of the expressway alluding rescuers and authorities.
The dog exited at Harlem and then continued running around that area after stopping to drink out of a puddle at an auto mechanic shop. The dog kept running from there and finally once completely worn out and ready to rest found a nice patch of grass where it took 5 good Samaritans working together to get a hold of her while a leash was put around her neck. While they allowed the exhausted dog to rest they gave her some fresh water and a bit of food after her ordeal.
She has been taken to the vet by one of the Good Sumaritans and given a full exam because her paw was injured. It seems she will be fine with a little rest and some love. The Good Samaritan says he will try to find out if the dog has an owner. If not, he says he will find a home for it.
Felissa Elfenbein is the author and creator of Two Little Cavaliers. She loves to travel and so do her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Davinia and Indiana. We have lived in NYC, Florida, Georgia, Berlin, Germany, & Hong Kong.
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