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State Troopers From Totowa Station Rescue Grieving Dog On Highway Shoulder

New Jersey State Troopers from the Totowa station rescued this German Shepherd from the side of I-280.
New Jersey State Troopers from the Totowa station rescued this German Shepherd from the side of I-280. Photo Credit: Facebook: New Jersey State Police

TOTOWA, N.J. – New Jersey State Troopers from the Totowa Station rescued a German Shepherd on the side of Interstate 280 in Newark on Thursday.

The troopers responded to a report of two dogs on the shoulder of the busy highway, searched the area, and discovered the German Shepherd lying next to a deceased Pit Bull, the New Jersey State Police shared on Facebook.

“With no owner in sight, they knew they had to get the Shepherd off the highway, but she did not want to leave the other dog's side. They eventually were able to get her out of harm's way and into the back of a troop car,” the post states.

As neither dog had a collar or identifying information, the troopers brought the Shepherd back to the station, provided her water, and contacted a local animal rescue shelter that took possession of her, the post states.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of the other dog, but we're elated that we were able to rescue the Shepherd,” the post states.

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