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Deputies shoot pug for snarling rush hour traffic

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Kootenai County sheriff's deputies say they were forced to shoot a pug on Interstate 90 after they were unable to catch the dog during rush hour traffic.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Soumas says law enforcement officers from three agencies - the Idaho State Patrol, the Post Falls Police Department and the sheriff's office used food, entreaties and even other dogs to try to catch the little pug

Friday afternoon but the animal kept darting away from them, scampering into traffic and nearly causing several wrecks.

As cars continued to swerve and weave around the dog at 70 miles per hour, Soumas said the deputies realized they'd have to shoot the animal before a person was hurt.

Soumas says the pug didn't have a collar and its fur was matted, as if it had been a stray for some time.

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