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Dog rescued off I-80 by Cheyenne/Laramie County Animal Control

(Photo from the Cheyenne/Laramie County Animal Control)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne/Laramie County Animal Control was called on Saturday to rescue a Blue Heeler that was standing on the median of Interstate 80 West near the port of entry.

The reporting party stated the dog looked like it was thinking about crossing the interstate.

As Animal Control Officer Teasley was in transit to the call, Officer Nguyen recalled seeing a missing dog post on the Animal Shelter’s Lost & Found Facebook page. The post said that a Blue Heeler had gone missing by Sapp Bros 15 hours prior and was last seen by Railroad Road.

Nguyen immediately contacted the creator of the post and informed them of the report in case it was the same Blue Heeler that had been missing.


Upon arrival, Teasley spotted the reported dog on the 3400 block of I-80 Service Road, but then “Rip” took off and ran south, crossing the interstate and heading west on I-80 East.

With Teasley, Nguyen, and the dog owner’s friend parked on the side of I-80 East, the dog ran into the road and stopped to watch a lumber truck approach him like a deer caught in headlights. The truck thankfully braked for the dog and Rip safely made it out of traffic and into the median strip.

The dog’s owner showed up right on time and safely retrieved him.

Animal Control would like to thank the concerned individual for making the report, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for creating the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Lost & Found group on Facebook, the owner’s friend for creating the missing dog post on their behalf, and the lumber truck driver for braking.