OHP rescues puppy on I-44

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Captain George Brown, (left) stopping interstate traffic on I-44 while Trooper Eddie Weilert carries the trapped dog across to safety.
Captain George Brown, (left) stopping interstate traffic on I-44 while Trooper Eddie Weilert carries the trapped dog across to safety.
Updated: 6/06/2013 3:44 pm Published: 6/06/2013 3:18 pm

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers stopped traffic on Wednesday to rescue a dog trapped on the inside wall of I-44.

Troopers saw the dog around lunchtime near the wall on the highway near Troop B headquarters, near the Memorial exit.

Captain George Brown told FOX23 he and Trooper Eddie Weilert were worried the dog would get hit by a car or cause a traffic problem if it ran into traffic, so they decided to get her.

Brown blocked traffic while Weilert walked to the wall. He said the dog was not moving and was scared when he approached it. They said when Weilert put a hand down, the dog, a female puppy, licked his hand and then jumped into his arms.

Troopers said she was very affectionate and loyal. The troopers kept her in a kennel until Tulsa Animal Control could take her.

The Tulsa Animal Shelter has the puppy on a three-day hold in case an owner comes forward. If no one claims her, she will be up for adoption on Monday.

They said the puppy is about 3 1/2 months old. She is white with blue eyes. Brown thinks she could be a mix with an American bulldog, but the animal shelter did not say what breed they thought she could be.

Brown told FOX23 they didn't name the dog, but if they did they'd call her Lucky. Officials at the animal shelter told FOX23 they're calling her Highway.

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Martha - 6/12/2013 1:46 PM
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Highway has been adopted and will be keeping her name as Highway.

cowchickone - 6/9/2013 1:04 PM
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Thank you Officer Brown for assisting this unfortunate dog. Makes me proud to be married to an OK trooper. Over the years, I have known many troopers to assist animals of all kinds which demonstrates their compassion and concern for life. I will put my own name on the adoption list for this precious girl. I don't know what "Unwashed Mass" real agenda is but when YOU need a trooper pal-I hope he or she is busy helping someone who appreciates them and the service they provide the community-often at the risk of their own life.

Unwashed Mass - 6/7/2013 11:39 AM
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This might have not happened if it weren't right across the street from the OHP HQ. The need to offset recent bad publicity might have also been in play here, if someone ordered them to do it.

sec hope rescu - 6/7/2013 9:25 AM
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Kudos to those officers for being at the right place at the right time and doing the right thing rather than just drive by and allow her to be killed! Thank you so much for doing what so many would not have done! You hear so many bad story's about cops that kill dogs, it is so enlightening to hear of one being saved! Thank you so much!
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