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Pooch can't wait for opening day at Mets' ballpark

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[January 09, 2009]  NEW YORK (AP) -- Jackie the wily pooch is one New Yorker who just couldn't wait until opening day to see the Mets' new stadium. The stray dog was spotted sniffing around Citi Field for several days before animal control officers were sent Wednesday to rescue her. She led them on a run through the stadium, which is still under construction.

New York City Animal Care and Control spokesman Mike Pastore said, "She was around home plate, ran up the first base line and ducked into the stands."

Rescuers nicknamed the 40-pound shepherd mix Jackie. Pastore said she was jumpy and shaking when they caught her, but was able to pet her once she calmed down.

Jackie was taken to the agency's Manhattan shelter. She could be adopted as early as Saturday.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com/

[Associated Press]

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