NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNEWS/AP) – Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German shepherd on a busy interstate to leave a dead pit bull that it was found lying next to.
New Jersey state police said that troopers responded Thursday morning to a report of two dogs on the shoulder of Interstate 280 in Newark.READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriff's Department Investigating Fatal Accident On I-30
The troopers say the pit bull was dead when they arrived. They say the German shepherd didn’t want to leave its side, but they were able to coax it into a trooper’s car.READ MORE: Relatively Boring Week Ahead Weather-wise, But Could We See A Few Snowflakes?
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of the other dog, but we’re elated that we were able to rescue the Shepherd,” police said in a Facebook post.
Authorities say neither dog was wearing a collar or any identification. The German shepherd was given to a dog rescue.
It wasn’t clear how the dog died. The case remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: 'A Step Towards Healing And Normalcy' Colleyville Synagogue Holds Services A Week After Hostage Standoff
(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)