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    Dog running loose on I-70 rescued by good Samaritans

    By Samantha Jarpe,

    25 days ago

    DENVER (KDVR) — A dog running loose on Interstate 70 near E-470 Tuesday morning was safely rescued thanks to the efforts of drivers, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

    The dog was first seen running in the eastbound lanes of the interstate around 10 a.m. Several callers reported to dispatchers that the dog was running in traffic.


    The sheriff’s office said cars were going around 75 mph while the dog was running in one of the lanes of traffic.

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    Drivers slammed on their brakes to avoid the dog and some even stopped on the highway to get out and catch the dog. This ended up causing I-70 traffic to back up for around a quarter of a mile to East Colfax Avenue for around 30 minutes while people tried to rescue the dog.

    Eventually, a good Samaritan managed to corner the dog and put him on a leash. The dog was then turned over to a deputy with the sheriff’s office and, eventually, animal services.

    The dog did not have a collar or an ID, and it was unclear if it had a microchip.

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