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Dog Found Riding Long Island Rail Road Reunited With Owner

Long Island Rail Road

He freaked out after hearing a loud clap of thunder and then bolted into the nearest escape route…the Long Island Rail Road.

That’s what happened on Tuesday night to a dog that lives about 500 yards from the Long Island New York Rail Road

MTA police officers found the yellow Lab mix when the train stopped in Farmingdale, New York. According to riders the dog had gotten on two stops earlier in Wyandanch, New York.

“Hobo,” the name they affectionately gave the 85-pound dog, probably bolted during the thunderstorm, authorities concluded.

“There must have been a huge clap of thunder and he just bolted. A lot of dogs get frightened with the thunder,” Pat Rosen of Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York said. Hobo was brought to LIVS after he was found, and immediately stole the hearts of the staff.

“He’s a very friendly and affectionate dog who loves to be pet and give kisses,” Rosen said. “Everybody here fell in love with him

Hobo and his owners were reunited on Thursday, the same day the dog was taken to the shelter.

Story By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

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10 years ago

Yay glad he was reunited however when there is a storm outside, lock your animals inside!

Kenn Bell
10 years ago
Reply to  Kwoof9

Yes, thunder freaks my hound out!


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