NJ Transit Engineer Saves Small Dog From Train Tracks; Agency Reunites Pooch With Owners

The dog, whose name is Dasie, has since been reunited with her owners, the agency said

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  • An engineer on an M&E Line NJ Transit train spotted a dog on the tracks Tuesday morning, the agency said
  • The engineer brought the train to a halt, rescued the dog from the tracks and took her to a station in Secaucus, according to the agency
  • The dog, named Dasie, has since been reunited with her owners

A quick-thinking NJ Transit engineer saved a small dog after it ended up on the train tracks — and the pooch has been reunited with her owners, the agency said.

The Morris & Essex Line train was traveling east near Newark Tuesday morning when the engineer spotted the pooch on the tracks, NJ Transit said in a tweet.

The engineer brought the train to a halt, rescued the dog from the tracks and took her to a station in Secaucus, according to the agency.

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On Wednesday, NJ Transit said the dog, whose name is Dasie, was back with her owners.

"After being rescued, Dasie was taken to the vet to be treated for minor injuries," the agency tweeted.

"The shelter then contacted Dasie's family and she was reunited with them shortly after." 

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