Freeway Frida, the California German Shepherd that eluded police for 5 weeks, has now been adopted by the very officer who rescued her. The Galt Police began receiving calls of a dog that had fallen from the back of a pickup truck on April 10. The sightings occurred on busy Highway 99, and although officers responded time and time again, they were unable to catch the terrified pooch.
That all changed when Sylvia Coelho and her partner received word of a Frida sighting at 6am on a Saturday. Coelho knew this was their moment. They blocked off traffic and were finally able to bring Frida in. She was taken to VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital in Elk Grove where she underwent several surgeries for a broken tibia with muscle and tendon damage, as well as treatment for dehydration and malnourishment.
Dozens of people responded to Frida’s story, claiming to be her rightful owners. None were able to prove their case and Frida did not respond to anyone that came in to see her. However, she did form quite an attachment to Officer Coelho. The shy, fearful pooch seemed to light up each time she visited.