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Julie Buntjer/daily globe Teresa Hieronimus of Worthington holds onto Chili, a Lhasa apso-cross dog who ran away from his truck driving owner Friday noon at the Travel Plaza and was rescued by local dog lovers.

Panicky pooch runs into arms of rescuers

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WORTHINGTON -- He may be known as Chili to his owner, but for a handful of rescuers, a lost Lhasa apso-cross canine who will soon be reunited with his truck driver companion should have the spelling of his name changed to Chilly.


A hint of frostbite on his tail and a timid look in his eyes help to tell the tale of what this little dog has been through over the past several days.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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