MDTA Employees Find Stuffed Dog, Now Searching for Owner

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It always breaks your heart to see a poster for a missing dog or cat that likely just wants to get back to its owner. This week, employees at the Maryland Transportation felt a similar tug on their heartstrings upon finding a stuffed toy dog on southbound I-95 just before the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

The MDTA posted a message on its social media accounts yesterday saying employees found the toy on the interstate and want to locate its owner. They made sure to note they’ve been treating it well.

“The nice employees of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) picked me up and have been more than kind,” the agency wrote on behalf of the stuffed animal. “I was able to ride in one of their big yellow trucks with the flashing lights. They even offered me some cereal, but my last attempt at eating that stuff resulted in me being in a dryer for 30 minutes.”

Those worried about the toy’s welfare should be happy that the MDTA employees grabbed it while it was warm out and before the rain and snow hit this morning.

Hopefully, family members of the child who likely owns the stuffed animal will see the message. The odds aren’t bad, considering Facebook users have shared the post from MDTA’s page more than 1,800 times in less than a day.

Anyone who wants their toy canine back or knows the owner can call the MDTA at 410-537-1000 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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