Morgan City U.S. 90 bridge traffic pauses to save a lost pooch
By JEAN L. KAESS
MORGAN CITY — During any morning, especially when the weather is bad, it’s easy to be annoyed and in a rush.
Motorists crossing the La. 182 bridge into Berwick this morning around 8 a.m. took a few extra moments out of their day — and blocked traffic across the bridge — to avoid a lonely chihuahua in a blue sweater.
Morgan City police were called to help clear the bridge, but the dog was so timid that he “eluded the police,” according to Sgt. Teddy Liner.
“We’re pretty sure he’s someone’s pet and not used to being outside,” he added.
Morgan City’s animal warden caught the dog, which has a bad hind leg, about 30 minutes later. Liner said it is possible the dog was coming from Berwick since it was first seen crossing the bridge.
Police said another possibility is that the dog may have been dropped off — something which happens far too often in the area, according to Stacie LaBelle, Morgan City’s animal warden.
To identify and retrieve your dog, call the police department at 985-380-4605. If he is not claimed within seven days, he will go up for adoption.