Posted: April 11, 2018

Dog rescued from New York subway tunnels after 3-mile journey

Dog Rescued In New York Subway Tunnels

By WHIO.com

BROOKLYN, N.Y. —

A dog ran for miles on subway tracks in Brooklyn after it narrowly avoided being hit by a train, WCBS reported.

Around 3:40 a.m. Monday, the dog took off running after nearly getting hit by a train. The train slowed to 10 mph, following the dog for nine stops, according to WCBS. It lasted 40 minutes and the dog ran more than three miles through the tunnels before he was able to be pulled to safety, WCBS reported.

Because of the subway pup, trains were backed up, but luckily it was early and before rush hour, track inspector Edlin Cruz told WCBS.

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Cruz was the man who rescued the dog.

“I sprung into action. I got his attention, showed him a little bit of caring. He was scared, hungry,” Cruz told WCBS.

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The dog, a pit bull, had no collar or identification and was handed over to the ASPCA. Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers named the dog Lucky, WCBS reported.

>> One lucky dog: Deaf K-9 started off as unadoptable shelter dog 

Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.


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Dog rescued from New York subway tunnels after 3-mile journey

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FILE PHOTO: Members of the New York City Police patrol a subway station in Times Square, November 7, 2016 in New York City.

Dogs love donated chairs at shelter

The dogs awaiting adoption at one Illinois animal shelter no longer have to sleep on a cold floor.

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The Knox County Humane Society posted a Facebook video Monday of their adoptable dogs lounging comfortably in donated chairs. Goober, Mickey, Tango and Buster Brown are seen making themselves at home on the chairs until they find their forever home.

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The Knox County Humane Society wrote on Facebook, "The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs! If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!"

Must see: A dog with the most human-looking face you’ve ever seen is a viral sensation

A dog with one of the most human-looking faces you’ve ever seen is a viral sensation and a new internet star.

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Yogi is a 1-year-old Shih-poo, which is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a poodle, according to ABC News, with soft brown fur, light eyes, and an unusually human-looking face.

Chantal Desjardins is Yogi’s owner and she told ABC News she doesn’t think her dog looks human at all. She just doesn’t see it.

She said she posted the picture of Yogi on social media in December, but for some reason, it just recently went viral. 

But she’s not surprised.

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"He is the fluffiest most playful puppy and we all love him," she said.

Some people think Yogi looks like actor Zach Galifianakis.

Others swear he resembles actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Others see singer Ed Sheeran.

Or actor Paul Rudd.

Yogi is not alone when it comes to human-looking features on dogs. 

Plenty of labradoodle owners swear their dogs look extremely human, too, more so than other breeds.

Cat reunited with owner 14 years after hurricane disappearance

Perry Martin probably can’t stop pondering about his cat.

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In 2004, the orange tabby Thomas 2, or simply just “T2,” disappeared.

It happened when the Fort Pierce man moved into a friend’s house in Stuart after Hurricane Jeanne stormed through the area, according to TCPalm.

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The retired K-9 officer grieved, but then came to terms with the idea that his cat had moved on to other ventures, or to that great catnap in the sky. 

That all changed on March 9 with a phone call.

“Someone said, 'What if we told you T2 was alive?' I figured it was a mistake," Martin told TCPalm. "It was too crazy to believe."

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Worn and weary, the fiery feline was found wandering the streets of Palm City.

He was brought into the shelter, where a scan of his skinny shoulder detected a microchip, which eventually led him back to Martin. 

Next thing you know, the tabby, now 18 years old, is back snuggling on his owner’s lap

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The cat is content, but Martin’s questioning persists.

"Could you imagine if he could talk for just 15 minutes to tell us what he's been through?" Martin told TCPalm. "He'd probably say, 'Why did you keep the door shut, Dad?'"

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Deputies rescue puppy dubbed 'Poncho' from storm drain

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies rescue puppy dubbed 'Poncho' from storm drain

A 3-month-old puppy was rescued from a storm drain Tuesday in Riverview by two Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Deputy Tara Quezada said she was flagged down by residents who told her a puppy fell into the storm drain that was filled with water. Quezada called her partner to help. 

Deputy Zachary Shute brought tools and the deputies removed the drain cover.

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The puppy, who they named “Poncho,” was deep inside the storm drain and out of reach, deputies said. 

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That’s when Shute said he had a plan. Shute used Quezada’s duty belt to lower her head-first into the storm drain. Quezada said she used a net to scoop up Poncho.

Deputies said they were unable to find her owners, so Poncho the puppy was taken to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

 

Dog stolen from backyard returned to owner 3 years later

It was a day they always hoped would happen, and was the end of a three-year journey.

Harley is a German shepherd. He was stolen from his backyard in July 2015, WRC reported. But a traffic stop in Baltimore this past weekend has brought a family back together. 

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The people at the center of the fortuitous stop said they found the dog running in the road in Baltimore. But when Animal Control took the dog, they scanned it for a microchip. Officials discovered the dog had been missing since 2015 and that his original owners were still looking for him on social media, WRC reported.

Wednesday night, Harley and his owners reunited.

Harley also has a new job. He’s been named an honorary K-9 for the Howard County Police Department, WJZ reported

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According to Howard County Police Department’s Facebook post, Harley had started training as a police dog with Carroll County sheriff, but when his handler got injured, Harley couldn’t finish his training. His owner bought him from the sheriff when the dog was 6 months old.

Boy bullied for having different-colored eyes, cleft lip adopts cat that looks like him

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Boy bullied for having different-colored eyes, cleft lip adopts cat that looks like him

A bullied Oklahoma boy and his adorable new best friend look like they could be twins — well, almost.

According to "Today," Madden Humphreys, 7, of Owasso started feeling sad after other children made fun of his cleft lip and different-colored eyes, also known as heterochromia iridium.

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“He wasn’t (insecure) until other kids started pointing it out to him and then saying not nice things to him,” his mother, Christina Humphreys, told "Today." 

But Christina soon found something she knew would cheer him up — a rescue cat that looked like her son.

“Last week, a friend posted an image of the cat in our cleft moms group," she wrote in a now-viral post for Love What Matters. "This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota. We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be part of our family. Not only does he have a cleft lip like our 7-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum, like Madden. They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone."

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Although money was tight, friends helped the family fund the road trip to Minnesota. There, they adopted the cat, Moon.

“We’re usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty," she wrote for Love What Matters. "Moon, the kitty, and Madden are the perfect companions for each other. In a word full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love. I think it’s safe to say that this kitty is love, and was certainly meant to be part of our journey and Madden’s journey."

You can follow Madden and Moon on Instagram at @maddenandmoon.

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Poor Pup: Porcupine gets the better of curious dog

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Poor Pup: Porcupine gets the better of curious dog

A dog in New Hampshire came face-to-face with a porcupine, and was left with a painful reminder to just stay away from them.

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The porcupine defended itself when Milo got a little too close, and that left the dog with wounds to his face, head and ears after the incident in Middleton.

Don’t worry -- Milo was treated by a local veterinarian and is now on the road to recovery

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