Woman Hit Chasing After Stray Dog


A female volunteer with TAAG was struck by a mini-van while trying to catch a stray dog on Monday afternoon in the downtown area.

SaultOnline.com was informed of the accident by a witness at the scene. Sault Ste. Marie City Police have not released information about the incident as of publishing.

The witness told SaultOnline.com that at around 4pm the volunteer was trying to catch a stray dog, she already had another in her vehicle at the time. The woman was taken to Sault Area Hospital by ambulance. It is believed she suffered a broken leg.

The elder out of town driver of the mini-van was distraught and needed assistance by police to drive them back to to the motel she was staying at. The driver was not charged. The stray dog, a small black dog ran away last seen on Grace Street.

TAAG volunteers remind people not to let their dog runs at large on city streets, especially in the downtown area. The Animal Assistance Group (TAAG) recently moved into their new location on Elgin Street. The volunteer agency handles stray and unwanted animals, the majority being cats.

This is one of the stray dogs picked on Sunday. The other dog, a small black dog ran away.


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