Saturday, October 17, 2009
MySanAntonio.com: "A daddy dog with a deformed leg led his family of nine to safety this week along the shoulder of a busy highway during rush-hour traffic, officials said.
His destination: Animal Care Services.
“Animals come in every single day,” whether they're picked up or dropped off, said Lisa Norwood, ACS spokeswoman. “In this particular case, they brought themselves in.”
An ACS employee and a volunteer caught sight of the pack of Chihuahua mixes Wednesday around 5 p.m., Norwood said.
From the shoulder of a bustling Texas 151, the patriarch of the family led an older female dog and seven puppies down a grassy slope and to the gate of ACS, located along the frontage road of the highway.
The leader has a cloven leg — likely a birth defect caused by inbreeding.
“He gets along fine and was able to lead his family off of the highway and into the shelter,” Norwood said."