The owner of the dog a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper rescued on the highway Wednesday has come forward, according to the agency.
Just before 5 p.m., trooper Chris French found a small brown dog running on Interstate 15 northbound near Washington Avenue, spokesman Jason Buratczuk said.
NHP Troopers found this poor little girl running around on the I-15 and US95 today. She was so scared but our Trooper was able to calm her down, she had a collar on so hopefully she will be reunited with her humans soon. #rescue #dogs #statetrooper #lasvegas #nhpsocomm pic.twitter.com/LRkCIAgsjL
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) April 18, 2019
A group of people and two troopers helped capture the scared dog, which bit a trooper in the process, resulting in a minor injury. The injury didn’t affect his work, Buratczuk said.
City of Las Vegas Animal Control responded to the scene and took custody of the dog.
The animal is on a 10-day hold at the Las Vegas Animal Foundation, which is standard protocol since it injured someone.