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Video: Dog Wanders Onto S94 bus on Staten Island
Staten Island Advance ^ | July 10, 2013 | Michael Sedon

Posted on 07/10/2013 5:14:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

These fare beaters are getting to be real animals.

Commuters headed toward the Staten Island Ferry got a break from the usual routine Wednesday morning when a large pit bull mix boarded the S94 on Richmond Avenue in Graniteville. The dog jumped on the bus at Deppe Place [MAP LINK] at about 7 a.m., trotted to the back of the bus, past a crowd of riders, took a seat and didn't pay the fare.

"It was an interesting day," said New York City Transit dispatcher Stuart Schenker, who was called to the scene by S94 driver Deborah Samuels.

The dog did not have a collar, but she appeared clean, well kept and well behaved, according to Schenker.

"She's a wonderful dog," Schenker said. "I'm sure somebody is missing her right now."

Most customers didn't even bat an eye as the dog rode the bus Wednesday morning, as one man sitting near the pup looked up from his newspaper, looked over at the dog and just went back to reading, Schenker said.

Eventually the bus driver called for backup, drawing a large emergency response.

The wayward dog displays some affection for S94 bus driver Deborah Samuels. (Photos courtesy of Stu Schenker)

"When I drove by -- I don't frighten easily -- but when I saw nine police cars, emergency Service Units and multiple MTA cars, I thought something serious was happening," said Annadale resident Phil Fox. "At first it wasn't so funny because it seemed serious. But apparently Staten Island has some animals who refuse to pay the fare."

superintendent in buses, road operations, approached residents in the area with a picture of the dog trying to locate its owner before it was taken to the [Charleston] animal shelter, said Judie Glave, an MTA spokeswoman.

"The dog appeared very friendly," Ms. Glave said. "We would love to see someone come forward to claim this dog."

The dog is now in possession of Staten Island Animal Care and Control, 3139 Veterans Road West, in the Staten Island community of Charleston. To claim the dog, call 718-967-3526.


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1 posted on 07/10/2013 5:14:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 07/10/2013 5:15:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“hey, it’s hot out there”


3 posted on 07/10/2013 5:15:24 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Nine police cars, emergency Service Units and multiple MTA cars. To deal with a big, friendly dog that was sitting peacefully on a bus.

I mean, really. WHAT THE HELL GOOD ARE NINE POLICE CARS GOING TO DO??

Your tax dollars at work.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: nickcarraway

I’m just happy they didn’t shot the dog.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 5:19:45 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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6 posted on 07/10/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

..chizzeling freeloading dogs...

Sure, they’re “just like people” -but when the check comes- Where are they?


7 posted on 07/10/2013 5:24:24 PM PDT by In Another Time... (..In another place...)
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To: nickcarraway

Not a pitbull mix. Mostly boxer.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 5:25:52 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Great story. Just wished he was able to ride the bus until he was ready to get off and perhaps follow the driver home.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 5:26:48 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: In Another Time...

“Sure, they’re “just like people” -but when the check comes- Where are they?”

Dogs are the only loveable democrats.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 5:28:49 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: nickcarraway
She looks a lot like my Madam. Maybe she's part Old English Bulldog. Though Madam is often mistaken for being at least part boxer.

I hope she get home okay.

11 posted on 07/10/2013 5:51:35 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty; Conspiracy Guy

Someone identified her as an Olde English Bulldog, so that’s probably it.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 5:57:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Absolutely the best breed of dog ever. Smart, loving, mellow. And just a bit spoiled (Madam, is anyway)

Heck, I’d adopt her if no one else comes forward.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Madam's picture - That bus riding pup has got to be the Olde English Bulldog. They could be sisters


14 posted on 07/10/2013 6:18:02 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Wow. Do she like public transportation?


15 posted on 07/10/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

My first Golden used to try to get on the school bus on top of the mountain in Washington State where we lived. She was following the 5 kids from next door who pretended they didn’t know her. But, other kids on the bus ratted them out and the bus driver threw her off. I was very careful to keep her inside when it was time to go to school.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 6:41:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: nickcarraway

Looks mostly Bulldog. But since Pitbull an Bulldog both have Bull in them, all dogs are Pitbulls.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 6:58:28 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: nickcarraway; All
My Yorkie has a fixation on the UPS truck. She knows before it passes the house that it is coming - she can identify the sound of it. When it passes the house, she has a fit and jumps in my chair and beats me in the chest with her two front feet. That means, IT'S OUT THERE, GO TO THE DOOR!

I get out of chair with her, walk to glass front door holding her and wait for the truck to turn around and come by the house to leave the townhouses. If the truck stops at the house, I have to put her down because she does a dance. The UPS guy loves her and takes her to hug her and she kisses him over and over.

If he doesn't have to stop here, he waves at us as he goes by. He knows Prissy, (dog's name), is nuts about that truck so he always looks for me holding her when he goes by and we wave at each other.

Prissy could do a commercial for UPS. They could have the truck stop outside and have someone inside the house filming her dance for the UPS truck.

She would go with the UPS guy and live in the truck and be happy.

Is anyone’s dog fixated on something in their environment? With Prissy, it's the UPS truck. What is your dog fixated on, if anything?

18 posted on 07/10/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: nickcarraway

Never tried public transport, but Madam did like to try to get one the young one’s school bus.

One time the driver let her get on and say hi to all the kids.

And Madam does like to ride in cars. She’ll sit in the car for hours if she thinks she’ll get a ride out of it.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 7:18:54 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Marcella

“Is anyone’s dog fixated on something in their environment? With Prissy, it’s the UPS truck. What is your dog fixated on, if anything? “

My dog had a fixation on the UPS truck/guy, too. She wanted to eat him because he (along with the mailman) was brazen enough to walk up to “her” house uninvited.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite
She wanted to eat him because he (along with the mailman) was brazen enough to walk up to “her” house uninvited.

Well, there is that kind of fixation reaction, too. :o)

After dark, if Prissy hears any noise outside, she growls like she is ten feet tall and a killer (she weighs 5 pounds). Really, it's sounds like she is going to kill whatever that is. She really goes into protection mode - no more kissy Prissy. I'll tell her, “It's okay” a few times and she stops the growl/bark.

21 posted on 07/10/2013 7:42:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: beandog

Might as well have.

Staten Island Animal Control is a high kill shelter.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 9:42:31 PM PDT by dervish (Obama got Ambassador Stevens)
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To: Marcella
My little Dachshund was always excited to go through the drive-thru areas. He always got a treat from the bank teller. At the fast food window he always got a burger or ice cream. He couldn't contain his excitement at a drive-thru.
23 posted on 07/11/2013 5:12:24 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy
At the fast food window he always got a burger or ice cream. He couldn't contain his excitement at a drive-thru.

Gee whiz, free food! Bless his heart, he's got a food chain!

24 posted on 07/11/2013 6:32:02 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Jeff Winston

They called ESU for this?

Total madness !!!

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25 posted on 07/11/2013 10:01:33 AM PDT by Mears
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To: KosmicKitty

Could be that, or an American Bulldog, or some sort of odd Boxer mix.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 10:20:53 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

“Very friendly”... betting on a boxer/boxer mix... They are usually very friendly slobs... Trust me, I had a boxer, and he was very people oriented...


27 posted on 07/11/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Mears

The thing that gets me is the 9 police cars and all the other emergency vehicles.

For a dog sitting peacefully on a bus, bothering nobody.

Here’s what I would do.

Get an animal control officer to walk up to the dog, give it a 10-cent dog treat, pet it, examine it for a tag, snap a collar on it, and take it into custody until the owner can be found.

And let the 9 cop cars and the other emergency vehicles and all of the various personnel associated with them actually deal with... crime? Genuinely dangerous situations?

Ya think?


28 posted on 07/11/2013 10:30:41 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Mears

You know, the good thing about this is that with all the publicity, maybe either the actual owner or someone who will adopt the dog can be found.


29 posted on 07/11/2013 10:33:30 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

“Get an animal control officer to walk up to the dog, give it a 10-cent dog treat, pet it, examine it for a tag, snap a collar on it, and take it into custody until the owner can be found.”

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The only sensible approach but sense seems to be AWOL in the USA today.

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30 posted on 07/11/2013 10:56:14 AM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway
THAT's not a pit bull mix.

Probably a Lab/Boxer cross or Lab/American Bulldog cross.


31 posted on 07/11/2013 12:33:51 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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