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California 710 Freeway dog rescued by cars and runner now up for adoption

The energetic pooch is now available for adoption.
The energetic pooch is now available for adoption.
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The young black and white pit bull mix, who captured the hearts and protection of cars, motorcycles and a young woman who ran down California 710 Freeway in Bell last Friday to rescue the runaway pooch, is now available for adoption reports nbclosangeles.

Good Samaritan, Andie Valero stopped her vehicle, put on her flashers to warn motorists and ran down the highway to capture the exhausted dog told news media why she risked her life,

"Just to save the dog, I didn't want her to get hurt," stated Valero.

A news helicopter captured the heartwarming scene as motorists spotted the scared dog running along the busy freeway, and used their vehicles to usher the dog over to the side of the road while attempting to corral her to keep her from getting hit by a car. Commuters slowed down to a crawl; a motorcyclist helped to encourage the dog over to the side of the highway, and Andie Valero chased the dog and finally scooped the two-year-old pit bull mix into her arms.

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Meanwhile, the owner of the dog has not appeared. The dog has not been microchipped and was only wearing a purple collar. She is described as sweet and extremely friendly and is now available for adoption. If interested in giving this adorable "runner" a home, please contact the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority Shelter by clicking here.

You can also call 562.803.3301.

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