MILWAUKEE -- Two lost dogs were back with their family for Christmas, thanks to Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus driver Jamie Grabowski.
MCTS officials said Monday, Dec. 23 Grabowski spotted the dogs running alone near Howell Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue around midnight on Dec. 18. She stopped her bus, slid open the driver’s side window, and called out to the pair.
“Hey, you two! You need to go home right now,” Grabowski said in surveillance video from the bus. “C’mon, c’mon inside!
Grabowski contacted MCTS dispatchers to notify them about her unusual situation, and then, she sat and played with the dogs until a police officer arrived.
The officer carried the dogs to his squad car and transported them to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC).
MADACC staff determined that the dogs, both about 2 years old, were in good health.
It turned out that the dogs had gotten out of their family’s yard two-and-a-half miles away from where they were found. The family had been out searching for their pets all night but weren't able to locate them.
Thank you to Jamie Grabowski for saving the day!