On April 19, when Angie Porter and her 13-year-old son River first saw the dog hanging from the back of a black pickup truck traveling on Interstate 780 she thought the driver didn’t know the dog was being dragged.
The campus supervisor honked her horn and yelled at the truck’s driver but to no avail.
“The dog was hanging over the side of the truck,” said Porter. “He was hanging by his neck. He was being choked while his feet were bouncing off the pavement.”
Then the rope broke.
The truck didn’t stop but Porter and her son did. They immediately called 911 and an officer from the California Highway Patrol took the banged up puppy to All Creatures Veterinary Hospital on Benicia Road where, .
Porter and her son recently visited the dog they have named Freeway at the hospital. “He seemed to remember us,” said Porter. “He licked our hands, then he calmed down, kicked back and was fine.
Freeway is scheduled to be released Friday to the Humane Society of the North Bay. “He’ll be in foster care for a while.” said Porter who would be happy to have Freeway join her house of beating hearts that includes two mastiffs and two cats. “I really want to keep the dog but I already have a lot of animals.”
“There are so many people who have either recently lost dogs or who want a dog and are coming forward and I’m just fine with that,” said Porter.
Freeway will be in foster care at the Humane society of the North Bay while he recuperates from the surgery.
“Fostering will last for about two months,” said Lynsie Cameron, part of the humane society’s Animal Care Staff. “He’ll go back for a check-up in about three weeks. The doc will advise us then on Freeway’s progress and that will determine how long he’ll be in foster care.”
"We're going to go through our process," said Cameron when asked when Freeway would be adopted. "We're accepting applications but we're not sure how the final selection will be made because there are so many people interested in adopting Freeway."
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