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Milwaukee bus driver helps reunite family with lost dogs

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(WAOW) -- A pair of lost dogs will get to spend the holiday season with their families after all, thanks to a Milwaukee County Transit Center bus driver.

Per MCTS, Jamie Grabowski was putting the final touches on her December 18 shift when she saw two dogs -- a Pit Bull and a Doberman Pinscher -- running in and out of a Milwaukee street.

Grabowski stopped the bus, which she was taking back to the garage after completing her shift around midnight, and attempted to get the dogs to come to her, surveillance video showed.

She was able to get the dogs on the bus, playing with both and keeping them warm, until a police officer arrived. The officer then took the dogs to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, the only place in the city that takes in and looks after stray pets and animals, where the owners then picked them up.

According to MCTS, the owners were searching all night for the dogs, who ventured out of the family's yard just a couple miles from where Grabowski spotted them.

Grabowski said she was happy to be in the right place at the right time, adding that she thought the dogs would either get hit by a car or freeze in the cold Milwaukee night.

The owners said they are "extremly grateful" for Grabowski, as well as the assisting officials and MADACC, for helping find their pups.

Chris Watkins

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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