State police rescue dog from I-291 in Springfield

Hampden County

A Dobberman was spotted on a morning jog on I-291 earlier Sunday.

State Police with the Springfield barracks received calls of a dog running on both sides of the highway.

One trooper located the pup running in the left lane near Exit 5. With the help of two other troopers traffic was slowed. 

They were able to catch the dog by throwing a stuffed animal out the cruiser window, which the dog grabbed.

Troopers were then able to approach the dog and return it to its owner who lived nearby.

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