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State Police, swamp guide rescue dog from under I-10

4 years 10 months 5 days ago Monday, April 20 2015 Apr 20, 2015 April 20, 2015 2:02 PM April 20, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

LAPLACE - State Police helped rescue a stranded dog from the swamp near the interstate interchange with I-55/I-10 recently.

Troopers posted pictures of the rescue on the agency's Facebook page Monday. In the post, State Police said the dog was under the elevated portion of I-10 and seemed to be stuck in the woods.

With the help of Cajun Pride Swamp Tours and its "Captain Brandon," the police and tour guide turned rescue team were able to find the dog and hoist him to safety. Captain Brandon had to walk more than a half-mile through the swamp because his boat could not reach where the dog was, State Police posted.

The dog was severely injured - its front leg was hurt and there were several puncture wounds on its body. Caretakers at an animal hospital in Harvey are nursing the dog back to health and plan to eventually put it up for adoption at the Jefferson SPCA.

State Police said it was not clear how or why the dog ended up under the interstate but reminded people to report "animal dumping" on or near the interstate.

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