TAMPA, Fl.– A dog discovered strolling in interstate site visitors and stored by way of soldiers was reunited with its proprietor Saturday. The second changed into one Evelyn Zayas wasn’t positive she’d get. “I just did not think I become gonna see him again,” she said. Zayas said she is a homeless veteran and that her canine, Prince, is an emotional support animal. “We are survivors,” she stated.
But Friday, she said he got spooked with the aid of noise from the device and ran out of an open gate at the belongings in which they were staying. Later Friday, troopers stated they answered a dog jogging inside and outside of site visitors on I-4. They rescued him from along the westbound I-4 ramp to northbound I-275. “So a person probable picked him up may be desired to maintain him perhaps changed into trying to find the right area to take him however lamentably chosen to let him loose at the highway, and it does happen pretty frequently ” Kimberly Valdiviezo, the lead technician for the refuge department on the Humane Society of Tampa Bay said.
The employer became treating the dog, and first of all, called him Lightning for his pace zipping around the road. “Surprisingly, not in an excessive amount of horrific shape. There changed into a pair of scratches and a few bruising, clearly very shaken up; however, he was very warming, letting us take hold of him to preserve onto him he became being very candy to us with all this annoying that he went via,” Valdiviezo said. She said they positioned the records on social media. Zayas was given in touch on Saturday. “She provided evidence with snapshots that it changed into him after which we brought him out, and he came out of his shell like he desired to leap into her fingers, cross right away to her, so we depended on that this was her puppy,” Valvidiezo