Family Adopts Dog That Raced Metro-North Train

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014  |  Updated 6:40 AM EDT
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Dog That Raced Alongside Metro-North Train Meets Rescuers

A daring dog that raced alongside a Metro-North train from the South Bronx to Manhattan Tuesday met the MTA police officers who rescued it from the busy tracks.
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A daring dog that raced alongside a Metro-North train from the South Bronx to Manhattan last week as passengers and crew cringed in fear she would get hurt has been adopted, officials said Monday.

The dog, named Tie by MTA workers for all the railroad ties she ran across, went home to her new family on Sunday, according to Animal Care & Control.

The MTA says the brown and black pup started running next to the train last Tuesday as it moved out of Mott Haven Junction en route to Grand Central shortly before 11 a.m. 

Engineer Joseph Delia, a dog lover, told the New York Post he slowed the train down to a crawl to avoid hitting the dog, who at one point got ahead of the lead car and twice fell between the track ties. 

"She's not a very big dog. I was worried she wouldn't make it and get electrocuted," Delia told the Post. 

The pup made it safely to the 125th Street station in Harlem, where two MTA police officers and a station worker made their way toward the tracks to corral her. Instead, she ran toward them. 

Passengers cheered as emergency service officers evaluated the dog and put her into a patrol car, the Post said.

Tie had a limp and was nursing her right front paw, but was wagging her tail and seemed in good spirits, said Luis Alvarez, one of the MTA police officers who helped rescue her. 

 
Animal Care & Control said it received more than 100 queries, and about 36 applications, from people wanting to adopt her.

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