A German Shepherd in California is in veterinary care after surviving five weeks on a slim strip of oleander bushes before being rescued by police.
According to KTLA5, the German Shepherd -affectionately known as “Freeway Frida”- eluded capture for some time before finally “turning herself in” to officers of the Galt Police Department.
“People have been calling the police department reporting that they keep seeing this dog, but every time we’re out there, we can never find the dog,” said Galt police officer Sylvia Coelho.
Frida finally surrendered to police on Saturday after a little coaxing from Galt and CHP officers, putting up minor resistance.
“Once CHP was able to get the snare on her, she fought a little bit, but then she subsided and just laid down, and those big brown eyes were looking up at us like ‘please help me,'” she said.
Emaciated and suffering from a fractured hind leg, she was sent to the VCA Bradshaw Animal hospital where she is recovering and gaining strength.
“And just the way that she acted when she came in here, you could tell that she was looking for a home,” said veterinarian Dr. Mike Johnson.“She found some source of food, I don’t know whether it was in garbage or whatnot.”
Johnson says that Frida -who was not microchipped- has a “good soul”.
Frida was first reported to have fallen from a pickup truck. Due to the lack of microchip and ID, authorities are having difficulty locating her original owner.
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