A New York train was forced to slow down on the tracks after a dog decided to chase it from the South Bronx to Harlem. According to the train’s engineer Joseph Delia, the shepherd/collie mix ran alongside on a track parallel to the train acting “like she didn’t have a care in the world.” The dog ended up running in front of the train at one point and Delia had to go “real slow” to avoid hitting her. Passengers eventually heard there was a dog on the tracks and rushed to the window to see the dog. The canine had started its journey from a rail yard in the Bronx and chased the train about a mile and a half to Harlem. There, MTA officers Luis Alvarez and Errold Borges met the dog, eventually rescuing her.
“We whistled, called and it actually came to us,” Alvarez said. “It was actually very happy to see somebody because remember, it came from the Bronx.”
The two officers decided to name the dog rescued “Tie,” after all the railroad ties she crossed. Tie is currently being cared for at the Animal Care and Control.
“We don’t really know who she is or what she is because she had no tags around her neck, she had no license, and she has no Microchip,” AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock said. “She definitely has an owner out there somewhere, so we’re really hopeful that with all this attention her owner will come forward.”
The owners have until Friday afternoon to come claim her, and if they don’t, she will be put up for adoption.
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