Two pit bulls were rescued from Interstate 691 in Meriden on Thursday morning and have been taken to Meriden Animal Control as they wait on their owner or to be adopted.
State police received a call at 8:15 a.m. with reports that the dogs were walking on I-691 East, near exits 6 and 7.
The dogs were causing traffic backups and troopers, as well as Meriden Animal Control, responded and were able to corral the dogs to safety.
The pit bulls are now at Meriden Animal Control and will be there for a week, to allow the owner time to come forward. If the owner does not get the animals, they will be put up for adoption.
Meriden Animal Control said they are “very nice dogs.”