JERSEY CITY — It was almost a week-long adventure for a pup from Brooklyn, who apparently went through two tunnels and swam through part of the East River before being rescued in New Jersey.
Port Authority Police received a call after 9am on Sunday morning from a dog seen running through the North Tube of the Holland Tunnel.
Responding officers saw the dog leaving the tunnel in Jersey City and heading towards a Home Depot parking lot on 12th Street.
The approximately 7-month-old dog, named Bailey, was found on the second floor of the parking lot, police said, but snuck between a fence and onto a ledge above the sidewalk.
Port Authority Emergency Services Unit officers contacted the Jersey City Police Department and Animal Control before an officer followed the Akita-German Shepard mix to the ledge and rescued him safely.
Bailey had been spotted at least a day earlier in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel as a passing motorist posted a video to Twitter.
The NYPD said the dog was reported missing about five days earlier after being released from a pen in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, as reported by the New York Post.
The dog was turned over to the Hudson County-based Liberty Humane Society for further processing, according to Port Authority police.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
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