Indiana State Police Troopers Rescue Little Dog from Interstate

Pictures are of Sergeant Dan Avitia and “Charlie” (Photos provided)

In Lake County Sunday afternoon, Indiana State Police Troopers from the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90) were able to rescue a little shaggy-haired dog who was running in and out of traffic on the interstate.

Pictures are of Sergeant Dan Avitia and “Charlie” (Photos provided)

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, at approximately 3:43 p.m., Sergeant Dan Avitia, and Troopers O’Bryan Winfield and Amjad Umrani were trying to locate a dog who had been reported running in and out of traffic from the inside shoulder on I-80/90 (Indiana Toll Road).

They located the dog at the 12.7 mile marker, approximately three miles east of the Cline Avenue exit. Police say the dog was scared and skittish and they were finally able to rescue the dog by putting a jacket around him. They were able to give him some food and water which they say calmed the friendly dog down.

Pictures are of Sergeant Dan Avitia and “Charlie” (Photos provided)

The dog is described as male, with white shaggy hair, dirty/muddy, no collar and was nicknamed “Charlie” by the troopers on scene. “Charlie” was taken to the Humane Society in Hobart at 2054 East State Road 130.  Indiana State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding “Charlie’s” owner.  The Hobart Humane Society can be reached at 219-942-0103.