Wareham DNR Deputy Director Saves Dog Hit on I-495

Loose dog was hit by vehicle, located quickly thanks to rescuers...

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:

Wareham DNR Deputy Director saves a dog hit by a car on busy I-495

Today at approximately 1:45pm, Wareham DNR received a report of a dog that was running loose and was struck by a vehicle on I-495 westbound near Exit 2. The reporting party was unsure of her location, however an immediate search of the area resulted in not finding the dog. A second caller, the dogs owner, stated the dog [labrador mix] could possibly be in the median. Deputy Director McGuire responded and searched the median area near Exit 2 and was able to find the injured dog. The animals owner was also in the median with Deputy Director McGuire searching. Shortly after, a Trooper from the Massachusetts State Police and WDNR Officer Kimball arrived to assist. The dog was loaded into Officer Kimball’s truck, the Trooper provided a ride for the owner of the dog to get back to his vehicle.

The dog had hind leg issues, and visible cuts and scrapes throughout its body. Due to the unknown extent of the dogs internal injuries, an emergency transport to the Cape Cod Veterinary Hospital in Buzzards Bay was provided.

At the time of transport, the dog appeared in stable condition. The exact extent of the dog's injuries and the dog's current condition are unknown at this time.

Great job to all involved, especially to Deputy Director McGuire for finding the dog promptly in the median of a very busy interstate!

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