Dog on BART Tracks Sent To Animal Shelter

If adopted by new owners, we suggest christening him "Bart."

Sgt. Carter holds the dog that ran around on BART train tracks for an hour on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 (Photo courtesy of BART)

BART riders had a ruff commute Wednesday morning thanks to a dog on train tracks that snarled traffic.

He has now been taken into custody.Oakland Animal Shelter took in the male dog after he running around BART tracks near the Coliseum station, evading officials for about an hour. 

Oakland Animal Services took in the male dog after he running around BART tracks near the Coliseum station, evading officials for about an hour. 

Around 8 a.m., BART began tweeting out updates about the dog, assuring the public that “no, we are not going to run over the dog” as trains piled up.

Some trains were delayed more than 30 minutes and there were still some 10-minute delays around 10 a.m., spokesperson Alicia Trost says. 

“It takes that long to recover from something like that,” Trost says. “It really has a ripple effect.”

The animal shelter didn’t find tags or a chip on the dog but noted that he is neutered. Visit the shelter website for more details or how to redeem him. 

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