Shelley Mamott, Staff Writer
Pup Spotted Mysteriously On Top Of Train
A Black Lab puppy who appears to be about three months old is lucky to be alive after being rescued from the top of a train car. No one knows how the puppy ended up on top of the Norfolk Southern train that left Pennsylvania on it’s way to Atlanta.
Tina Parker of Pickens and her family were stopped at a red light when she spotted what she first thought was trash on top of the train. She said that the “trash” started moving and she realized it was a puppy.
Call To 911 Brings Four Firefighters
Tina called 911 and followed the train to Liberty about six miles away. A team of four firefighters arrived to help rescue the stranded pup.
She Was Scared
A Norfolk Southern spokeswoman was alerted to stop the train which would have been traveling about 50 mph. The Parker family then helped the liberty firefighters locate which car the puppy was on and firefighter Derek Sargeant used a ladder to reach the puppy on top of the Hunter boxcar.
"We don’t know how long she was up there," Liberty assistant fire chief Chris Rowland said. She was scared. She was ready to come down."
A Happy Ending
The puppy has been taken in by her heroes the Parker family who have named her Boxcar Hunter or Boxy for short. The puppy seems healthy and happy to be off the train and is getting used to her new surroundings with the families two other dogs.
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