A trooper used his sandwich to rescue a stray dog this week that had been running between lanes on Interstate 75 between Tipp City and Vandalia.
The dog had been seen for days running in the Tipp City area, according to social media posts, before Sgt. Jeff Kramer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post spotted her near Vandalia.
Thanks to Lisa Marie for sharing this happy reunion!— Ohio State Patrol (@OSHP) February 19, 2021
"Highway rescue 🥰 She's been on the run for days, and with the support of Sgt. Kramer out of the Piqua post, ensuring everyone's safety, we nabbed her!" pic.twitter.com/6h5V88W7GL
Kramer was traveling on the highway when traffic came to a stop due to the dog. After a nearly two-hour foot pursuit battling snow and traffic, Kramer finally was able to get the dog to safety using his sandwich and a rope as a makeshift leash, he told WBNS-TV in Columbus.
“You can tell she wanted to eat, she was hungry and cold. I was also worried because she was exposed to the cold temperatures for so long,” Kramer told the TV station.
The dog was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
Anyone who recognizes the dog is asked to call the ARC at 937-898-4457 and press 1. The dog’s animal ID number is A063887.
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