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German shepherd survives 5 weeks on California freeway


GALT, Calif. (AP) -- A dog that fell from a truck onto a California freeway eluded capture for five weeks among the oleander bushes of the median before being rescued.

Los Angeles TV station KTLA-TV reports authorities are looking for the owner of the German shepherd nicknamed Freeway Frida, who was rescued from Highway 99 in Galt on Saturday.

Authorities first received a call about the wayward pooch on April 10 and fielded several more throughout the weeks.

Frida weighed 44 pounds when she was found, well below normal for her breed. She's also being treated for a broken leg.

The brown-eyed girl is now recovering at an animal hospital near Sacramento. Dr. Mike Johnson, medical director at the animal hospital, says it's obvious she is looking for her home.

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