CHICAGO (CBS) — An Indiana State Police trooper helped rescue a dog that was running through traffic on I-65 on Sunday, after someone dumped the dog on the side of the highway in northwest Indiana.
Indiana State Police said the trooper was driving on I-65 near I-94 on Sunday, when traffic came to a stop because a dog was running in and out of traffic.READ MORE: Police, CPS Increase School Safety Measures After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students, Social Media Threats Appear Directed At Simeon And Other Schools
Witnesses told police they had seen someone dump the dog from a van on the side of the interstate. The dog was very skinny and appeared to have been neglected.READ MORE: From Hotels To Retailers, Staffing Shortage Crisis Persists In Chicago -- And It's Affecting Customers
With the help of some Good Samaritans, the trooper was able to lure the dog to safety.MORE NEWS: Labor Shortage Blamed For Lack Of Headstone On Woman's Grave 8 Months After Her Death
The trooper named the dog “Grace” and took the pup to a local animal shelter for treatment, and possible adoption.