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Dog Stranded Near Stockton Highway Defies Capture

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STOCKTON, Calif. (CBS13) – Drivers in Stockton have been dealing with an unusual road hazard for days — a dog that has been dodging traffic and sitting on the side of a Stockton bridge since last Friday.

Lisa Dubois has been a dog trainer for 22 years. She believes the dog was abandoned on the bridge and is waiting for its owner to return.

She and several other people have tried to save the dog but the scared pooch won’t let anyone get near it.

There is concern if someone tries to corner it, the dog will run into the road and possibly cause an accident.

“If she bolts and a driver comes around the bend, it’s like a split-second reaction and they’re not going to see her and not going to have time to stop,” said Dubois.

Dubois wants Animal Control officers to come back out and temporarily close the bridge so the dog can be safely captured.

In May, a stray black and white Border Collie/Aussie mix dog lived near the Interstate 5 off ramp at Fruitridge Road. She eluded capture for 42 days.

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