Wabash County trooper saves dog along US 24

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WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A trooper in Wabash County helped save a lost dog who was almost hit on U.S. 24 Tuesday.

Mater Trooper Joe Swisher spotted the dog named Sadie along U.S. 24 and Wabash County Road 700 West around 11 a.m. Tuesday. He saw the dog as several cars tried to avoid hitting her.

Swisher called for the dog in hopes of getting her to come to him. When he pulled up to Sadie she jumped into Swishers open door. Luckily Sadie was wearing a dog tag that had an address and phone number to the Cornerstone Veterinary Services in Urbana.

With the help of staff members at Cornerstone they were able to track down her owner, who was surprised to find that her dog was missing. The owner said that Sadie must have escaped from her outdoor kennel.

Swisher reunited the owner and Sadie at her Wabash County home.

“I am glad this situation had a happy ending,” stated Master Trooper Swisher. “This should serve as a reminder to all pet owners to make sure their animals are chipped or have identifying tags. It makes reuniting owners with their pets a much quicker and easier process.”

The dog was found about one mile from her home.

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