Blondie, a 2-month-old possible Chihuahua-corgi mix, eluded rescuers during three attempts around midday Friday. Undeterred, firefighters returned shortly before sundown with a Springfield Animal Control officer and spent a couple of hours on the island near 42nd Street before getting the dog.
“That (puppy) moved around the island better than we can,” said Animal Control officer Brian Austin.
The puppy, owned by a homeless man, yelped after being cornered by two firefighters. One of the firefighters scooped up the pooch, which shrieked like a wild animal.
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