KDOR employee saves dog running around in rush hour traffic

Cliff Sadler with Hero, the dog he rescued from rush hour traffic outside the Kansas Dept. of Revenue office building. (WIBW/Cecelia Jenkins)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The staff at the Kansas Dept. of Revenue are hoping to find the owner of a little, brown dog rescued from rush hour traffic Tuesday morning.

"I was coming to work about 7:30 in the morning, and my wife dropped me off and we saw this little buddy in the middle of the street," Cliff Sadler, who rescued the puppy, said.

The pup was reportedly weaving between cars near the Revenue Dept. office building, at the SE 10th Ave. and Quincy St. intersection. Not worried about the his safety, KDOR employee Cliff Sadler ran into traffic to grab him.

"I got on my hands and knees and just motioned for him and he came to me," Sadler explained.

The dog, who they say looks like a long-haired dachshund, quickly won over hearts throughout the office and was adopted for the day by the staff - at least until they can find its owner.

"Gave him some water right away and at lunch time he had a good lunch, so he's in great shape now," Sadler added.

Sadler's co-workers "are calling the dog Hero, after the softhearted guy who ran out to save him."

They are hoping to find Hero's owner so he can go home again. If his owner is never found, they say, Hero will have a foster home until a forever one can be found.

You can reach out to 13 NEWS if you believe the puppy belongs to you.