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Colorado trooper takes care of trucker’s dog while he was hospitalized following a crash


A Colorado State Patrol (CSP) went above and beyond to help a trucker’s furry co-pilot while the driver was in the hospital following a crash.

On Tuesday, August 16, CSP Capt. Rapp was on his way home when he stopped to assist with a semi truck crash near Rifle.

CSP said that the driver suffered a seizure and was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital.

During the vehicle recovery process, the driver’s dog “Ladybug” was found “huddled terrified in her bed in the back of the cab.”

CSP said that none of of the other first responders were able to coax Ladybug out of her hiding spot. When Capt. Rapp tried, Ladybug immediately responded and allowed him to rescue her.

With no animal services available to take Ladybug while the truck driver was hospitalized, Rapp took her to his home, where she spend two nights with his two German Shorthair Pointers.

CSP says that Ladybug is “smitten” with Rapp.

“Thank you Captain Rapp for helping out this tiniest of stranded travelers,” CSP said.


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