Monday, December 9, 2013

TPD Officer saves the life of roaming pit bull on MBTA CR tracks

"Rudolph"
********UPDATE**********
Rudolph the pit bull terrier has been reunited with his family. His true name is Bear. Great job Officer Murawski-Dupont.

On December 9, 2013 at approximately 10:00 am MBTA Transit Police Officer Murawski-Dupont, assigned to Area 3, was approached at the Savin Hill MBTA station by a concerned citizen who informed the officer there was a pit bull roaming the commuter rail tracks between Savin Hill and JFK-UMass stations. Officer Murawski-Dupont immediately proceeded to the right of way and bicycled the entire distance locating a pit bull terrier just outside of JFK-UMass station walking on the commuter rail right of way. MBTA operations halted all service while Officer Murawski-Dupont was able to coax the dog (who we have dubbed "Rudolph"- yes after Santa's #1 helper) to safety. Rudolph had a very friendly disposition and made fast friends with Officer Murawski-Dupont, whose actions probably saved his life. Animal Rescue League of Boston responded to the scene and took custody of "Rudolph".  If "Rudolph" looks familiar to you please call the Transit Police Special Crimes Unit at 617-222-1170 or text us (anonymously) any information you have to 873873, or call the Animal Rescue League of Boston directly at 617-426-9170.
"Rudolph"
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30 comments:

  1. He's a cutie. He deserves a nice home. Thank you to that very kind officer who helps those in need.

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  2. Hope he finds his pawsome phorever home for the holidays this pup needs a Merry Christmas

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  3. Ty for saving him. Lily, the pit bull sent me.

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  4. What a handsome boy. Hope his owners can be found or a loving, forever home in time for Christmas. Thank you for saving him! Lily send me.

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  5. Thank you for saving him. You are an angel. Lily sent me

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  6. I would like to thank the officer and Lilly for this story, nice to hear about such concern and kindness at the holidays

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  7. Awhh...what a cutie. May he find a forever home! Lily sent me too!

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  8. Thank you for saving this guy. Lilly the Pitbull sent me.

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  9. Lilly the Hero Pit Bull sent me! Thank You for having officers that care! Maybe she and Rudolph can enjoy the holidays together!

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  10. I am really wiping tears right now I just am so greatful for YOU WONDERFUL Officers who rescued Rudolph I just hope he gets a good home soon I can't imagine this handsomely very lovable Rudolph not having a safe loving home thanks again for saving Rudolph.! Lilly the pit bull sent me

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  11. I am really wiping tears right now I just am so greatful for YOU WONDERFUL Officers who rescued Rudolph I just hope he gets a good home soon I can't imagine this handsomely very lovable Rudolph not having a safe loving home thanks again for saving Rudolph.! Lilly the pit bull sent me

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  12. I am really wiping tears right now I just am so greatful for YOU WONDERFUL Officers who rescued Rudolph I just hope he gets a good home soon I can't imagine this handsomely very lovable Rudolph not having a safe loving home thanks again for saving Rudolph.! Lilly the pit bull sent me

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  13. He's adorable! How nice of this officer to save him! Its great to see people that have hearts. Lilly the pit bull sent me!

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  14. Thank you Officer Murawski-Dupont for saving Rudolph. I hope he will find his home or a new forever home. I wish you all the best. And, yes, Lilly, the PItbull sent me too!

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  15. Amazing. Thank you officer. If only more could take some notes from you.

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  16. Thank you officer murawski-dupont for saving Rudolph he's adorable with a big loving heart to give someone lots of unconditional love. It seems like he stole ur heart at first sight so maybe god brought him before u for a reason that Rudolph meant to be ur forever dog. I sure hope he has a warm loving home for the holidays. Thank u hope I hear updates. Lilly the pitbull sent me

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  17. Thank for saving this beautiful dog. I wish every officer would be willing to help an animal in need instead of making assumptions about this breed and shooting the them. Glad this handsome boy is safe. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! BTW Lilly the HERO PITBULL sent me

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  18. So wonderful to read a story with a happy ending. If all officers were like Officer Murawski-Dupont the world would be a better place. Taking the time to size up the dog and not being aggressive makes a big difference. No one panicked and everyone ended up safe.

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  19. I saw this heartwarming story on Ch. 5 News and also on Lilly the Hero Pitt Bull, and I am so proud of our transit system and Officer Murawski-Dupont for rescuing this animal in need. This is the kind of brave and compassionate behavior we want to see. If it is not already the official policy of the MBTA that traffic should stop and any animal should be rescued from the tracks, it should be.made official policy.

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  20. Lilly the Hero Pitt Bull, shared this heart warming story. Thank you Officer Murawski-Dupont . It looks like everything I am thinking has been said, so I will just say Thank You.

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  21. Thank you for saving this guy. Lilly the Pitbull sent me

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  22. Big fan of Lily the pitbull & now a fan of that terrific officer on your team for showing compassion & picking up this poor lost dog. Thank you for your kindness!

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  23. Thanks for saving the poor lost pitbull most people would have said oh no it's a pitbull I can't do that, you are a wonderful kind officer. I was also sent by Lily I am a HUGE fan of hers!!! :) Merry Christmas

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  24. Thanks so much, Officer Murawski-Dupont, for treating Rudolph like a dog and judging the "book" by the contents and not the cover. GREAT job.

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  25. Thanks for caring. :) oh and Lily sent me too

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  26. Lilly the Hero Pit Bull sent me, too. THANK YOU!!!

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  27. Thank you for saving this sweet boy. Lilly sent me!

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  28. MBTA did a wonderful job, stoping the whole rail service to save life! Great team, great results! Keep up! And Bear and his family can now spend the holidays together :-)

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  29. Thank you for bringing a positive news story about a Pit Bull and thank you so much, Officer Murawski-Dupont, for the effort and kindness you showed in helping Rudolph/Bear! Awareness of this story courtesy of Lilly the Hero Pit Bull.

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