Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Runaway Dog On The Eisenhower Expressway

April 28, In The Morning

It started yesterday morning when my mom told me about this news story on the TV. An unidentified dog was lost and wandering along on of Chicago's busiest expressways. This 23 mile (37 km) road takes commuters right into the heart of the city.

This black pit bull mix was weaving back and forth running away from Illinois Department of Transportation Workers. They tried to catch him, but he was scared and confused. As a result, this dog ran back and forth and then jumped into the Des Plaines river, swam for a bit and then darted off into the forest preserve. One of our television stations, WGN TV was able to capture the whole incident from their helicopter camera. You can see the video below:

April 29th, Early Morning

At 6:30 am, this dog found his way back and started weaving back and forth for two hours. However three of the police cars from the Broadview Police department were about to trap him between the fence. One of the officers called him over to him and put him in the back of his squad car. He was taken to Hillchester Animal Hospital where he's been administered fluids intravenously and is resting comfortably.

What's next?

They are going to keep him in the animal hospital for the next couple of days until he is claimed by the rightful owner or will be released to the humane society. One man thought this dog may be his dog named "Boxer" however, when he stopped by this morning, it wasn't his dog. Another woman called and said that was her dog but did not identify herself. The dog appears to be between 1 to 3 years of age.

If you would like to read more about this, please visit Chicago's Breaking News.

I will do my best to keep you all posted on what will happen next. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping in.


  1. We've created a fan page for the dog here:

  2. Oh cool! This is wonderful. There are many people out there who want to know what this dog's fate will be. Thank you for sharing it. :)

  3. It's a miracle he didn't get injured. I used to drive on the Eisenhower - the world's longest parking lot - so I know how brutal traffic there can be.

  4. Actually, it turns out that he was hit by a car and spun around 3 to 4 times. The WGN traffic helicopter saw it all.



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