Little dachshund rescued from edge of Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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A little dachshund was rescued from the edge of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge  in Pinellas County on Sunday. The dog was spotted walking south in the northbound lane before jumping on the bridge’s incline and walking almost halfway up.

According to WflaNews, passing motorist, Emily Serra, stopped trying to rescue the pooch. Emily had been a passenger in the backseat of the car with her family heading to Sarasota and noticed traffic had been tied up.

“My immediate reaction, I wanted to jump out of the car and go help, but I know that there were already a bunch of people over there helping him. I knew adding more people to the situation would kind of freak him out,” Serra said. “Whoever saved this little guy definitely deserves recognition. It was maybe a 4 inch railing up there and he was walking across. I am glad he did not fall down. We were pretty worried about him.”

No one knows how the dog even wound up on the dangerous ledge; it is not known if the dog was lost or had been abandoned. The dog was safely rescued with the help of a Good Samaritan and Florida Highway Patrol officers.

Check out the video:

This was one lucky pooch.

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Thank goodness this precious little treasure was saved!!!!!!!!
    I hope this precious little treasure finds a new furever home where he will be a beloved family member……

  2. Pennysdachshunds says:

    OMG!!!! OMG!!!! So Very thankful that There were CARING OFFICER’s and Citizens To Help this little guy or gal whatever the case may be… Please update ASAP!!! if possible as to What the Story is!!! I have room for Another!!!

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    Many thanks and blessings to the Great Samaritan heroes! Another example of angels walking among us–many even wear uniforms!


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