This morning we got a tip from dog/cat rescuer Eevie that a man had dumped a "red pittie "on Lakeshore at 39th St. Eevie's quickly typed Facebook post said "It's stuck on t freeway with icebanks on either side. Can you go look for it? 911 has been called, but it is iin great danger."
Once reposted to Hyde Park Cats the cat ladies rallied. Hyde Park Cats volunteers Ruth, Laura, and Megg did what they could, gently pursuing this poor dog up and down the lakeshore trail for over an hour this morning. They called and offered food and dropped down low and did everything they could to reassure her. She was scared, confused and tired--but not tired enough to give up. They kept her off Lakeshore Drive until the very end --when they last saw her she was walking north on the southbound lane of traffic.
The police and ACC have been alerted to her.
Thanks to everyone who called with offers of help and in particular to a runner (friend of HPC volunteer Becca) who was immensely helpful. Many drivers stopped too on LSD and asked how they could help. One had reported the dog earlier this morning.
The dog was not aggressive, just scared. It is large, reddish, and has yellow eyes. If you can capture this dog--SAFELY- please bring her to the Hyde Park Animal Clinic and Hyde Park Cats will work with Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue on her case. Another group is going over to the lakeshore right now. If you can help email email@example.com for a contact phone number.