A lost dog, believed to be a shiba inu, stopped traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, until one family took it off the road, CBS New York reports. Now called “Brooklyn,” the dog is staying with the rescue family in Breezy Point while they await word from her owner. Brooklyn is lucky that traffic on the bridge has been so slow, as it may have saved her life.
Matt Petronis told 1010 WINS his family held up traffic and grabbed the dog with the help of some iron workers on Monday.
‘We held up the traffic in the right lane and we kind of forced it into the lane where the workers were and we yelled to them to take the dog and throw it in the car,’ Petronis said. ‘Once we got the dog in the car, it was so out of breath and it just needed water badly.’
If no one comes forward, the Petronis family may adopt her themselves. If you know who or where the owner is, email 06Petronis@cardinalmail.cua.edu.