BOSTON (WHDH) - Concerned motorists and state troopers teamed up to save two dogs who were spotted wandering through traffic on the Tobin Bridge on Thursday.
Troopers responded to several 911 calls about the dogs around 3:30 p.m.
When they arrived, they found that two motorists corraled the pups until the troopers arrived and secured them in a cruiser.
“The way I would describe it is a couple of Clydesdales coming up the highway,” Dustin O’Brien said.
O’Brien drove up the breakdown lane to try and catch up with the speedy pups.
“I just kind of ripped ahead and tried to get to the dogs before the oncoming traffic came,” he said.
Highway cameras captured the entire ordeal.
“I hopped out, made a bunch of noise, got the dogs over to the railing, they were super pumped to see someone and pinned them down and I held them,” he recalled. “They were licking me the whole time.”
Fortunately, that is when another driver stopped to help O’Brien keep the dogs safe until state police arrived.
The dogs were not wearing collars and their owner was nowhere in sight.
The dogs were turned over to Chelsea Animal Control, which took them to an animal hospital for evaluation.
Neither was injured.
They were eventually reunited with their owners.