Dog running near I-405 rescued by veterinary workers

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by Jeff Thompson and Katherine Cook, KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 9:21 AM

PORTLAND -- A dog running near Interstate 405 in Portland was rescued when two animal hospital workers happened to drive by him Monday afternoon.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said she and her manager were on their way to work when they saw the black lab near the Highway 30 off ramp.

"Thankfully we were able to get him into our car safely and immediately take him to DoveLewis," she said.

When he was admitted, his temperature was 107.9 degrees--about 5 degrees above normal--and his paw pads were torn and bleeding. The dog was taken to the hospital's emergency room.

The dog's owner saw the story and went to DoveLewis immediately.

"I saw the KGW article and I literally ran six blocks from Office Max, where I was making fliers," said Steven DeSouza.

The dog's name is Tucker. He got loose when a friend was trying to tie him up at Trader Joe's in Northwest Portland, DeSouza said.

 

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