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Police: Dog on highway didn't want to leave dead dog's side

Police: Dog on highway didn't want to leave dead dog's side Photo: AP.

October 06, 2017 08:53 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German shepherd on a busy interstate to leave a dead pit bull that it was found lying next to.

New Jersey state police said that troopers responded Thursday morning to a report of two dogs on the shoulder of Interstate 280 in Newark.

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The troopers say the pit bull was dead when they arrived. They say the German shepherd didn't want to leave its side, but they were able to coax it into a trooper's car.

Authorities say neither dog was wearing a collar or any identification. The German shepherd was given to a dog rescue.

It wasn't clear how the dog died. The case remains under investigation.


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