Dog rescued from Delaware train bridge, owner sought

(photo courtesy Delaware Animal Services)

(photo courtesy Delaware Animal Services)

Delaware’s Office of Animal Services is trying to locate the owner of a dog rescued from a railroad bridge high above the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

The trapped dog was spotted on a ledge under the railroad bridge by a family riding bikes along the nearby Michael Castle Trail on Sunday. After more than an hour, Captain Phillip Cane and Officer Andrea Scurti of DAS were able to access the remote location and find the dog. The rescuers climbed up and undreneat the bridge to the platform where the dog was stuck.

“I carried her off the bridge and she was shaking the whole time,” said DAS Officer Scurti. “When we put her in the truck on soft bedding, her whole body just seemed to relax.”

The female blonde beagle was taken to Brandywine Valley SPCA. The dog will be held there for at least three days while officials wait for the owner to reclaim her. If no one comes forward, the dog will be put up for adoption. 

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