Dog Caught Stealing Home at Citi Field

Thursday, Jan 8, 2009  |  Updated 8:11 AM EDT
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Dog Caught Stealing Home at Citi Field

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Citi Field played home to a stray dog the past few days until animal care and control workers snagged the pooch yesterday.

Not since Ricky Henderson's playing days in Queens has someone dogged it this bad for the Mets.

A stray dog led city animal control officers on a romp through the Mets' new Citi Field yesterday after sneaking into the ballpark and sleeping there for several days, according to the Daily News.

"She was around home plate, ran up the first base line and ducked into the stands," Mike Pastore, head of field operations for New York City Animal Care & Control, told The News. "We were going to set up a trap behind home plate."

Construction workers told The News that the dog had been wandering around Citi Field for days.

The animal control officers eventually grabbed the dog near the stadium's Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and then named her Jackie after the baseball legend.

The brown-and-cream shepherd mix weighed about 40lbs and was taken to a Manhattan shelter to be evaluated. If healthy, she will be up for adoption within days.

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