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Courtesy City of Sacramento

This Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix is under the care of the Sacramento Animal Shelter after spending more than a month alongside Interstate 5 in Sacramento.

Dog under city of Sacramento's care after living along freeway

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 - 8:40 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012 - 9:57 pm

An elusive dog that lived for more than a month along a Sacramento freeway has finally been collared.

Citizens who spotted the dog near the Interstate 5 freeway at the Fruitridge Road-Seamas exit in South Sacramento repeatedly phoned the city's 311 call center. That prompted animal control to try and capture the female black and white Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix.

Animal control officers tried to find and capture the dog, but could not. They also placed a trap for the dog, but that did not work.

Residents in the area placed food and water out and sought help from an animal rescue group. According to the city, after living on her own for 42 days, the freeway dog was finally leashed at Riverside Boulevard and Broadway by a private citizen.

She was brought to the city's animal shelter on June 29th, quickly becoming a favorite of staff, according to the city's Gina Knepp. Several people have expressed interest in adopting the dog.

KTXL: After 42 days, Freeway the dog Is safe - July 12, 2011


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