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Family adopt puppy they rescued after spotting him on the roof of a freight train
DailyMail ^ | October 25, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/26/2011 7:09:23 AM PDT by algernonpj

A frightened black Labrador puppy was dramatically rescued from the top of a double-decker freight train car by four firefighters, who then delivered her to a new, loving home.

No one knows how the puppy, who appears to be about three months old, ended up on top of the Norfolk Southern train that left Pennsylvania, and had already gone through Virginia and North Carolina on its way to Atlanta. ...

Rowland's team of firefighters was called on Sunday evening after Tina Parker of nearby Pickens spotted the pup while she and her family were stopped at a red light and saw the train pass by. ...

The Parkers named the dog Boxcar Hunter, or Boxy for short. They made an appointment with the veterinarian to have the dog checked, but Mrs Parker said it seems healthy and happy to be off the train. ...

She has two other dogs and the new pup is getting used to her new surroundings....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dog; puppy; rescue

Abandoned: This black Lab puppy was rescued from the top of a freight train on its way to Atlanta
1 posted on 10/26/2011 7:09:35 AM PDT by algernonpj
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2 posted on 10/26/2011 7:13:38 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: algernonpj

Maybe the pup was on an overpass, and either fell down on top of the train passing underneath, or was dropped by a piece of lowlife scum, who maybe thought the train would kill the pup but God had other ideas...


3 posted on 10/26/2011 7:15:53 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: SandRat

Thanks, lol...


4 posted on 10/26/2011 7:18:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: algernonpj

Aww, poor thing! So happy she made it all that way without a gruesome accident.

Incidentally, she doesn’t look quite like a proper Lab. White patches - including possibly spotted white like a setter would have. Possibly more of a mutt.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 7:21:11 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: txrangerette

Or perhaps her hobo owner fell off the train....


6 posted on 10/26/2011 7:29:38 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: algernonpj

Rescuer: Tina Parker spotted the puppy on the top of the train and called 911
7 posted on 10/26/2011 7:42:20 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
I love a happy ending!
8 posted on 10/26/2011 7:48:39 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

But she was on top of a boxcar. A team of firemen had to get her down.

Forgive me, but do hoboes ride on top of boxcars?


9 posted on 10/26/2011 7:51:21 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oh yeah...forgot to mention...and it was a double decker train, to boot.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: algernonpj

Awwwww...this story made my day. Grinning from ear to ear looking at the pup’s photo.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 8:03:40 AM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: the OlLine Rebel

She has the looks and spotting of my most awesome Spike. His mother was lab and his father St Bernard and collie. Regardless of what they call her, lab mix, she will be a great family member.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 8:23:46 AM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: algernonpj

Come on, I was sure there’d be some Romney jokes posted here by now.


13 posted on 10/26/2011 8:27:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: txrangerette

You’re taking things too seriously.

Hobos generally ride do on the undercarriages if possible - maybe in the freight cars if possible.

Incidentally, boxcars aren’t double-decker. :-) This could’ve been an auto carrier or a double-loaded trailer (truck) underslung flat car.


14 posted on 10/26/2011 8:31:23 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: algernonpj

Cute puppy. Good for the people who rescued him. :)=^..^=


15 posted on 10/26/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: algernonpj

Adorable puppy and I’m glad it has a happy ending.


16 posted on 10/26/2011 10:42:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: algernonpj

Cute pooch.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: TASMANIANRED

I wish someone would rescue me. I feel like I am on a Freight train (America) Headed nowhere!


18 posted on 10/26/2011 3:44:35 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: TASMANIANRED

I wish someone would rescue me. I feel like I am on a Freight train (America) Headed nowhere!


19 posted on 10/26/2011 3:44:41 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Feel lonely not. You’re surrounded by many like minded on the train to Islamic hell.


20 posted on 10/27/2011 6:57:39 AM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: algernonpj

Seems like 90% of the stories here on FR lately are bad news. Good to see a heartwarming story for once.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 5:18:21 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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