Police Continue Search For Family Of Dog Found On LIRR Train

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities are still trying to locate the family of a friendly dog found riding a Long Island Rail Road train.

Train operators found the canine stowaway in Farmingdale on Tuesday.

Police believe the yellow lab mix was frightened by severe weather Tuesday night and bolted onto the train two stops earlier in Wyandanch.

Pat Rosen of Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview said the 85-pound pooch is a “lovey” who leans in for cuddling and kisses.

“Very, very friendly, happy dog, very affectionate, definitely a family dog,” Rosen told 1010 WINS. “He’s well fed, well taken care of. I hope we’re able to find that family I’m sure they’re upset.”

The mysterious mutt was taken Thursday to the Town of Babylon shelter. The dog was not wearing a collar and tests revealed he does not have an identification microchip. Anyone with information can contact Pat Rosen at Long Island Veterinary Specialists at (516)-501-1700 ext. 243.

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  • grace

    so happy to hear that the Police Department did not give up and found the owners who picked up this friendly and lovable dog.


  • grace

    I am in South America, otherwise I would have started posting his picture with pertinent information around Long Island. I do hope the owners are found soon. Dogs are family and he deserves to be reunited with them.

    Let this be a lesson to all pet owners, your MUST wear a collar with identification and phone numbers or a microchip.

    Good luck to all and thank you CBS and Long Island Veterinary staff.

  • Rodin

    “Here, Gentlemen, a Dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.”

    French emperor

  • Da Persian

    If you city people have any clue where wyndanch is you wouldn’t be surprised why the dig was trying to get the hell out of the hood…the poor dog is only friendly cause it’s trying to get some one to rescue it from it’s misery…

    • Rodin

      “Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives.” – JON KATZ/”The Dogs of Bedlam Farm”

      You’re ignorant.

  • Moral Truth

    The dog’s civil rights have been violated and that’s the moral truth.

    • Rodin

      You can always tell a true @sshole. They make themselves SO obvious, as if they mattered. They do. They’re noxious.

      “The more I see of people, the more I admire Dogs.” – Jeanne-Marie Roland, French revolutionary (1734 – 1793)

  • lassie lover

    ill take him. i always wanted a yellow dog to go with maxie my chocolate lab

  • keith

    Did the LIRR conductor charge the dog a step-up fare for riding a peak hour
    train with only an off-peak ticket?

  • jerseyjoey

    Hope the pooch finds his owner, but like jojo said microchip and register your pet, i do and its for the good of your pet if lost like this fellow in this story, hope the owner isnt scared of fines or is a illegal that could be a problem but im sure that someone will give the pooch a good home because of positive media exposure for once, Darngonit: i cant complain about the liberal media here.

  • aNONYmoos

    It’s the reincarnation of Roxy, the LIRR dog!

  • Jojo

    What does you comment have to do with this story?

  • Jojo

    Microchip your pets and make sure you register. I hope they find the dogs family.

  • Rodin

    I hope the Town of Babylon shelter is “no kill”.

    From the description, if the Dog’s family cannot be located, it is highly adoptable.

    A photo of the pooch, rather than the train, would be helpful.

    • Rodin

      Good pic. That’s better. Looks like someone might actually read these things and follow up.

      Kudos. CBS!

  • Genius

    Where’s Wandanch?

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