Police Closed a Highway to Save a Lost Dog

Lexi the German Shepherd was in a dangerous situation. She was running loose on Massachusetts’ Interstate 495 when state troopers received a call that the dog was in danger. “The dog was walking in and out of traffic in all three lanes,” Massachusetts State Police said.

“Troopers Malachy Higgins and Dana Atkinson responded and found the dog, and attempted to escort her off the roadway and toward an off-ramp,” they wrote on Facebook. Lexi, on the other hand, ran back into traffic.

That’s when troopers coordinated with Methuen Police and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to temporarily close all lanes of traffic! They set out to catch her after the cars were safely out of the way.
Trooper Higgins eventually enticed the dog into his cruiser with an unusual treat – a granola bar!

“The dog jumped into the driver’s seat and took the wheel.” Trooper Higgins entered the cruiser and motioned for the tired pooch to take a seat in the passenger seat.”

With Lexi in “custody” of the State Police, Trooper Higgins drove her to Lawrence Animal Control, where she was quickly reunited with her relieved family!

I would never have guessed a granola bar would work! I’m glad the state police responded quickly. Please spread the word about Lexi’s rescue to your friends and family!

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