A small poodle named Loppy was lucky enough to be rescued last Friday after she escaped and ended up on New York's subway tracks.
A poodle on New York's subway tracks
Last Friday, New York subway traffic came to a standstill for a reason other than a standard delayed train or electrical fault. That reason was in fact a poodle who had somehow found herself on the F line of the New York subway.
The dog had been walking with her dog-sitter in a Brooklyn park when she suddenly got scared and escaped. She found herself at the subway, a place she and her owner Caroline Francis visit regularly.
“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in,” Caroline said.
A terrifying ordeal
According to several witness, Loppy had run south on the northbound track.
The NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority made the quick decision to close the train lines and turn the power off for her safety. But Loppy could not be found.
Loppy continued on for almost two kilometers, passing passengers waiting patiently at various stations.
An hour and a half later, a MTA officer who went on ahead found Loppy, “Freezing, filthy, terrified, and with blood across her face,” Caroline said.
A/C/F train riders, apologies for the delay- Dakota escaped from the dog park and- you guessed it- onto the tracks. Thank @MTA NYCT for the assist on the rescue, job well done by all, service back up & dog on the way to the vet for a minor injury- Appreciate everyone’s patience! pic.twitter.com/gSA5ynPgGX— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) February 16, 2018
Loppy was eventually reunited with Caroline who took the opportunity to express her sincere thanks to the transport services and police. She also apologised to subway passengers for the disruption to services.
“They saved my best friend,” she said.
“Being reunited with this little creature is something more powerful than I can explain.”
Following the ordeal, Loppy was treated at Pearl Blue Hospital for lung damage, lost teeth, and plenty of bruises and scratches.
Despite the trauma, Loppy is expected to make a full recovery. And we’re sure she and Caroline will be back on New York's subway tracks in no time - just on the right side this time!
Source: Mashable and The New York Times
Photo credits: Caroline Francis and NYPD Transit