JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - We have a follow up now, on that injured dog rescued by Jackson animal control officers Tuesday night.
Viewers called and emailed WLBT telling us the pooch had been stranded in the median of busy and dangerous Interstate 55 near Lakeland Drive for at least a day. It took several hours but the canine was safely rescued and Wednesday, deputy police chief Gerald Jones says it is resting comfortably and living large at the city pound.
Chief Jones says the dog's leg was not broken; just cut and he says that cut has been sutured. Jones says there are already calls coming in from people who are interested in adoption, but he says there is a mandatory waiting period to see if an owner comes forward.
If you're interested in adopting the lucky pooch, call Jackson Animal Control officers at 601-960-1774.