State trooper rescues dog found near edge of icy bridge in Shelburne

Jan. 2—State police say they've located the owner of a dog rescued by a trooper after being found clinging to the edge of a bridge over an icy river in Shelburne.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, state police responded to a call reporting a stray brindle-colored — sometimes described as tiger-striped — dog located "precariously close" to the edge of a bridge on North Road in Shelburne that crosses the Androscoggin River, officials said in a news release.

State Trooper Neil Chapdelaine responded to the area and, with the help of a local dog trainer and others, was able to safely take custody of the dog.

The dog did not have a tag or identification chip, and was transported to the Woodlands Veterinary Clinic in Lancaster.

On Monday, state police said the dog's owner had been located. No further information was available.