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Tewksbury Sisters Rescue Lost Dog From Sub-Freezing Temperatures

Feb 24, 2015 11:31AM ● By Bill Gilman

This small dog was found wandering in traffic on North Street in sub-zero temperatures. It was rescued by Tewksbury sisters, Rachel and Jenny Lerman.

A pair of Tewksbury sisters are being hailed as heroes by dog lovers after they rescued a small pooch, lost and wandering in sub-zero temperatures early Tuesday morning.

Rachel Lerman was driving her younger sister Jenny to Tewksbury Memorial High School when the pair spotted the dog, which appears to be a poodle mix, walking in traffic on North Street, according to their father, Richard Lerman.

Rachel stopped her car and got out, stopped traffic and scooped up the shivering pup, whose paws were bleeding, and brought it into the warmth of their car.

The dog was wearing a red sweater but no ID tags and the girls assumed it had escaped from a yard nearby. They checked with a few nearby homes but, unable to locate the dog's owner, they decided to drop it off at the Tewksbury Police Headquarters. 

The police were able to identify the owner and the family was reunited. The name of the owner was not immediately available.

"While the dog was wandering North Street, nobody else in traffic either saw the dog or stopped to help," said Richard Lerman.  "But I'm proud that my girls did the right thing."

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