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June 16, 2014

Dalmatian ends up at fire training center

Somerset —

If you stop by the Hal Rogers Fire Training Center, you’re likely to spot its newest four-legged resident. “He likes to chew on things,” said Pulaski County Public Safety Director Tiger Robinson, about the young male Dalmatian that has been lounging around the property for several days now. 
The Dalmatian, affectionately called “Goober” by his newest friends, loves to eat and sleep. He beats the heat by taking long naps in the shade of the garages located behind the main building of the center, which is on Maple Leaf Drive just north of Somerset. 
Janie Sneed dropped Goober off at the center last week after she found him wandering the streets off Hilltop Drive in Science Hill.
“He’s a doll,” said Sneed. “He’s just as cute as can be.”
Sneed watched him chase a truck on Wednesday afternoon. 
“I thought for sure he was going to get run over,” said Sneed. 
She called for him, and he trotted right to her. She went inside for a few moments, and came out to see him lying beside her van. 
“He was just a’ shivering and shaking,” said Sneed. “The only thing I knew to do is take him with me.”
Sneed took him home for a night, and the next day she took him door-to-door in the neighborhood she found him. 
“They just kept saying ‘I ain’t never seen that dog before,’” said Sneed. “That’s what they told me.”
She knew she couldn’t keep him because she already has several animals. Sneed, unsure of what to do, decided to take him to the fire training center. 
She was able to talk to Robinson about the Dalmatian, who agreed to take him in and try to find the owner. 
“He was just wearing that blue collar, nothing else,” said Robinson. 

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