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Stray Dog Rescued from Metro-North Train Tracks in Harlem Adopted to New Home

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

A dog rescued from the dangerous Metro-North train tracks in Harlem now has a new, loving home just days after two MTA police officers pulled the 3-year-old pup to safety on the morning of April 8, NYC Animal Care and Control said Monday.

The Miller family brought “Tie” to her new home on Monday. She was named for her treacherous walk through railroad ties. "We're thrilled Tie is going to a great home," Animal Care and Control executive director Risa Weinstock said.

Tie was first spotted at 10:39 am by an engineer on a Grand Central-bound train coming from Bronx, the MTA said. Word of the dog on the tracks got to the operations control center, which told trains to travel at a slow speed, according to the agency.

A train slowly followed behind Tie as she walked mile-and-a-half from the Bronx into Manhattan over the Harlem River Lift Bridge. There was concern over the third rail electrified by 700 volts.

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At the Harlem-125th Street station, Tie was greeted by MTA police officers Luis Alvarez and Errold Borges. She gratefully ran to the officers in front of Metro-North passengers waiting on the platform. Alvarez and Borges were reunited with the rescued pooch the next day.

NYC Animal Control & Care said it received more than 100 calls and about three dozen adoption applications for Tie, who was found without a tag or microchip.

They are reminded that the shelter has many equally wonderful and needy pets waiting for someone to love.

Source: Newsday