Dog on the Mass Pike…Troopers from the Lee Barracks Spring into Action
On my way down the Mass Pike today I noticed State Troopers had stopped traffic on the west-bound side of Rt. 90. As I approached from the east-bound lane I noticed why. A big white older dog was trucking down the breakdown lane panting with a Trooper not far behind in pursuit with a leash in hand.
Felling relieved that the pup was safe from approaching cars and the situation would soon be under control, as I passed the scene, I was impressed at the way the State Police and concerned motorists’ band together to create a roadblock on a busy highway to protect the dog from speeding cars.
Motorist had no idea why traffic was stopped in front of them until they started moving again a couple minutes later only to see the Trooper walking the dog up the breakdown lane towards the cruiser.
According to recent posts on Facebook... "Tundra is back safe at home on his farm with his donkeys, goat and chickens. He got scared by a neighbor firing a gun as target practice and wanted to get as far as he could. Thank you so much to the trucker and to the state and town police."
Thanks to the Mass State Troopers and all the kind motorist that helped save Tundra's life!
Read the official account posted on the Mass State Police Facebook page...(picture from the State Police FB page)
Shortly after shift change, Trooper Edward Brunton and Trooper Elliot Scibelli, assigned to the Lee Barracks, received a call large older canine wandering in the breakdown lane of I-90 around the 16 mile marker in Becket. Trooper Brunton got there within a minute along with Trooper Scibelli. A Good Samaritan trucker stopped and provided a leash for the two Troopers to gain control of the hot and tired dog. Trooper Brunton made quick use of the leash and, using his former rodeo skills, quickly had the furry beast in custody. The dog did not have a collar.Trooper Scibelli provided transport for the dog and relayed him to members of the Washington Police Department who brought him to an animal shelter in the hopes the owner is Identified.