'I went into mom mode': Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver saves a lost dog on a Milwaukee road

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Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Rachel Crouch always tells people "we are the eyes and ears of the city of Milwaukee. ... We see things that most people turn their heads to."

Earlier this year on May 15, Crouch came across a potentially dangerous situation, when a small dog was seen crossing traffic on North King Drive on Milwaukee's north side, near West Concordia Avenue.

"I heard someone yelling 'it's a dog!' And, I went into mom mode and I just ran out and I believe I was just screaming 'stop, stop,'" Crouch said in a video describing the incident.

MCTS released a news release Wednesday about the incident.

In the video, the dog comes close to being struck by oncoming traffic.

Crouch then scooped up the dog and began to comfort it before walking back to the bus to radio dispatch.

Then, a good Samaritan who witnessed Crouch's rescue offered to take the dog to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, a shelter on the south side that has been helping to foster and adopt lost pets in the Milwaukee area since 1999.

Crouch handed over the dog to the woman and later discovered via MADACC's website that the dog was a 13-year-old female. "It was a little girl, she was 13," Crouch said.

Crouch has been working for MCTS for eight years, and works out of the Kinnickinnic Avenue station in the Clock Tower Acres neighborhood.

According to MADACC, the dog is in a rescue home with a family. "She's with somebody, so that is really good news," Crouch said.

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Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DrakeBentleyMJS.

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