Wild Morning for CHP

Horses, Dogs take officers on wild goose chase

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Aug 4, 2011  |  Updated 8:22 AM PDT
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Wild Morning for CHP

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San Diego roads looked more like zoos Thursday morning, as a group of horses and dogs took to the morning commute.

At about 6:40 a.m., two horses were spotted on Baxter Rd. near south-bound I-15. CHP reported that the horses were running east, toward the freeway. Officers shut the freeway down while the horses were on the loose.

The horses made their way to the I-15, but by about 7 a.m., Animal Regulations Organization (ARO) authorities corralled the horses and waited with them until a trailer arrived to bring them home.

The horses were not injured, and only caused slight traffic delays. It is not clear where the horses came from.

As the horses were heading south, a group of dogs appeared to be heading north.

At 6:25 a.m., CHP responded when two dogs were spotted standing on the ice plant near northbound I-15 near the I-5 onramp.

The dogs took off running south when another dog – a black lab – joined them.

A small poodle also appeared with the group of renegade dogs running north at about 7:15 a.m. That’s when CHP contained the dogs. They did not close the freeway, and none of the dogs nor any drivers were injured.
 

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