When League City Police Officer Tom Blasky was dispatched to assist with a group of kids who were trying to capture a stray dog, he had no idea the call would turn into a rescue effort. The one-year old lab mix, now named Duke, was frightened, confused, and running along Highway 96, when he fell from the overpass and landed nearly two stories below in the grass along Dickinson Avenue. Blasky immediately called for backup.
With the help of Animal Control Officer Teri Rogers and fellow LCPD Officer Corina Marina Martez, the three wrapped Duke in a blanket and transported him to the Marina Bay Animal Hospital in League City, where x-rays showed he suffered a broken left leg and needed surgery, but miraculously he had no internal injuries.
With the help of The Friends of League City Animal Shelter, who shared Duke’s story via Facebook, the organization raised enough money to cover Duke’s medical expenses.
"The community came together and donated various amounts, and we are happy we were able to pay for Duke’s surgery," said Patty Rytlewski with the Friends of the League City Animal Shelter.
Duke is currently in the healing process and will soon be available for adoption in mid-September.
To learn more, about adoption or fostering an animal from the League City Animal Care and Adoption Center click here.