State Troopers Rescue Dog from I-95

State troopers rescued a dog from Interstate 95 in Fairfield this morning and now the pup's at animal control, waiting for his owner to come forward or for someone to adopt him.

The dog was running in and out of lanes on the northbound side of highway, between exit 23 and 24, just after 7 a.m. 

“We had several 911 calls come in about a roaming K9 on 95 northbound in the area of exit 25,” Trooper Michael Spry, of Connecticut State Police Troop G, said.

When Spry arrived, the dog was in the median, and started running toward police, so troopers shut down the highway for a brief time.

“The dog was running back towards me. I got out of my cruiser, it got a little scared, started out going toward some of the lanes,” Spry said.

Once traffic was stopped, the dog tried hiding under a pickup, but Spry got him and traffic cameras captured the trooper carrying the pooch across the road and into the safety of a cruiser.

“I was just glad to get it off the highway so it didn’t get hurt,” Spry said.

The dog was taken to the barracks and then Fairfield Animal Control got the dog, who they think is 1 to 3 years old.

“Fortunately for this guy, he was seen before he was hit,” Officer Joe Felner, of Fairfield Animal Control, said.

If you recognize the dog, call Fairfield Animal Control at 203-254-4857.

If the dog's owner does not come forward in eight days, he will be put up for adoption.

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