A Pomeranian in Portland paralyzes traffic
A four-year-old Pomeranian named Mango slipped out of her collar and brought Interstate traffic to a standstill in Portland, Oregon, this week.
Police dispatchers began getting calls from drivers around 4 p.m. Monday reporting a dog on the loose along 1-405.
Video captured by Oregon Department of Transportation cameras show drivers blocking the road to protect the dog as cars came to a halt, and both the dog’s owner and others tried to catch Mango.
After 15 minutes, Mango exited the highway and entered a neighborhood.
Owner Dan Dowdy — who Mango didn’t appear eager to return to — said the dog is closer to his wife, whose companion she has been since suffering a stroke two years ago.
Dowdy had brought the dog with him that afternoon to pick up his wife from first day of school at Portland’s Mount Hood Community College.
Eventually, animal control officers realized Mango would only respond to Linda. When she showed up, Mango ran into her arms.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 30th, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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