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Super-Dog’s Super Rescue

Written by PETA | March 24, 2011

Dashing across eight busy lanes of traffic and balancing on a ledge 30 feet up in the air is an act that even a stunt-person would be reluctant to tackle. But a little Chihuahua named Lex performed both Superman-style feats before being rescued by a PETA staffer.

We received a call that a dog had somehow managed to make his way up an emergency access ramp and was trapped on a ledge of The Scope, an entertainment venue in Norfolk, Virginia. When PETA staffer Misty Collins arrived, the little guy was too terrified to move. Scope employees lifted Misty over the safety railing, and she inched down the ledge toward Lex until she was close enough to scoop him up and get him back to safety.  

Back at the PETA office, Lex’s tough day got better with treats and petting. When we called animal control to file a found-dog report, his owner was already there reporting him missing.  She told us that she was moving that day and had left Lex with a sitter at the apartment building across the busy road from where he was found. The little escape artist somehow got out, and the rest is history. Both Lex (no relation to Lex Luthor) and his guardian were happy to be reunited and headed to Metropolis home.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Laurie says:

    The Peta staffer Misty should now be referred to Super Girl,Bat Girl or Wonder Woman. Thanks for doing a spectacular job Misty!

  • Rachel Davidson says:

    Aw! He looks like my friend’s dog, Tarzan. I rememberr my mom told me about this, she works at the CHKD which isnt far from the scope! Im so lucky! lol

  • Veghero says:

    What a touching story that shows a few extra minutes from your day can bring a miraculous end for an innocent lost animal Al

  • Gwen says:

    What a happy ending to what could have been a tragic story. Thank you Misty!

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