Posted by Nicole Asher on

Bo’s great escape began eleven days ago when he bolted from the door of his new adopters in Princeton, NJ.

This little Sato from Puerto Rico was running extremely busy and treacherous roads, highways, railroad tracks and railroad bridges off the Princeton Dinky line.

Conductors spotted him night and day and to our horror at times huddled up against the bridge wall, feet from the train as it sped by. 

Sometimes when trapping you don’t have a choice to where the traps are set, especially when the areas the dogs are traveling have restricted or impassable access. As hard as we tried to lure him to safer areas, Bo didn’t make it easy on us. We had no other choice but to set up directly along the railroad tracks.

Timing was critical as we had a VERY small window of time, 6-8 minutes between passing trains, to run down the side of the tracks and across a very dangerous bridge to get to the location and get the trap set up and back out of there safely. I’ve never set a trap up so fast in my life.

We believe that Bo was staying close to these tracks because he was surviving off of road kill from animals that were sadly hit by the trains. It was such a dangerous location and it is an absolute miracle he survived. 

With endless gratitude to the conductors who were instrumental in this happy ending. They kept and eye out for him and kept us updated when he was spotted and would slow the train down as they approached. The West Windsor police for keeping an eye out on the highways and for coming out in the torrential rain to help carry the trap off the tracks. Kevin Ranallo and the former foster family, The Gettels, who without their dedication this rescue would not have been possible. Thank you to all who shared, cared and helped in anyway.

I immediately transported Bo to the vet where he was happily reunited with his former foster mom. We are over the moon that this little blue tailed baby is finally safe and found!!!


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