In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York. The fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a Metro-North train from the Bronx into Manhattan alongside the train on a parallel track Tuesday. Engineer Joseph Delia said when the dog got ahead of the train he had to go real slow to avoid hitting her. Two MTA officers met the dog at the 125th Street station and named the dog Tie after all the railroad ties she crossed. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Meredith Daniels)
Happy tale: Tie, the train-racing pup, gets a home
The Associated Press
First Published Apr 14 2014 10:32 am • Last Updated Apr 14 2014 12:41 pm
New York • The dog that raced a New York commuter train has a new family.
New York’s Animal Care & Control announced Monday that Tie has found a new home.
The agency got about 100 queries and three dozen applications for the energetic pooch. She’s believed to be a shepherd-collie mix.
She was rescued last week after running alongside a Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track. About half a dozen trains had to slow down.
Engineer Joseph Delia says Tie was running "like she didn’t have a care in the world."
The transit authority says passengers applauded as Tie walked into the arms of police officers at a station in Manhattan.
The animal care agency notes it still has lots of deserving dogs, cats and rabbits in need of homes.
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