Bart has been adopted! Oakland Animal Services made the announcement about a month after taking Bart in!
After a month in our care, we're so excited to share that Bart – everyone's favorite Bay Area Rapid Transit train-delaying dog – has been adopted!
This week, San Francisco train commuters may have been running late, but it was all for the sake of saving a dog!
Just after 8 am, the Bay Area Rapid Transport train, or BART, came to a stop when an energetic Pit Bull somehow found his way on the tracks. But rather than cooperate with the police and personnel who tried to get him to safety, the pup decided to treat the situation like a big game of keep-away!
— Jon the Peck (@FluxSauce) September 27, 2017
While some commuters were irritated by the slow-down, most were much more concerned about the dog’s safety. Luckily, BART staff decided that the “major delays” were a small price to pay in order to rescue the mischievous mutt.
— KQED News (@KQEDnews) September 27, 2017
The power was shut off on the tracks as they tried to close in on the canine-at-large.
— Salim Tarazi (@starazi) September 27, 2017
After multiple failed attempts to capture the Pittie, BART staff decided to slowly run an inspection train on the tracks in hopes of herding him toward rescuers.
Finally, the mutt lost his mojo and after an almost hour-long chase, Officer Tanzanika Carter caught the tired pup!
— Samantha Gonzalez (@samraego) September 27, 2017
Thank you Sgt. Carter for saving this sweet pup. The dog has been taken to Oakland Animal Control. No tags. pic.twitter.com/9zrBSLIx9F
— SFBART (@SFBART) September 27, 2017
Unfortunately, the dog had no form of identification or microchip on him. He is currently at the Oakland Animal Shelter, where his family is encouraged to claim him. If they don’t turn up, he’ll be looking for his forever home.
Given his stint in the spotlight, we’re sure someone would adopt him in no time.
— OaklandAnimalShelter (@oaklandsanimals) September 27, 2017
We’re so glad this pooch is safe and sound. And for everyone who was late to work that day? We hope their bosses were able to understand!
The former pup-at-large — who’s been appropriately named Bart — is now up for adoption in Oakland, California! It’s unfortunate that he was never claimed, but the good news is that he’s safe and ready for a new start. We know that this energetic dog will find the perfect family to spend his life with, and hope that his famous adventure helps him get a home soon!
(h/t: The Dodo)
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