ELK GROVE — It’s a happy ending for the lovable dog known as “Freeway Frida.”
Weeks after the German shepherd was found wandering the highway, Frida has a new place to call home.
Freeway Frida lived on a highway median in Galt for about five weeks before she was eventually found.
She suffered a broken leg, but now she’s headed to a new home.
On Thursday afternoon, Freeway Friday headed to her new home with a police officer who helped rescue the German shepherd on Highway 99 last month.
Officer Sylvia Coelho and Friday were reunited at the VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital in Galt on Friday sporting a festive, Fourth of July bandage on her leg.
Coelho was one of two Galt police officers who brought Frida to the shelter on May 14. She had suffered a broken leg and she was dehydrated and malnourished — weighing only 44 pounds.
But after surgery and a month of rehabilitation, Coelho and Frida are headed home together.
Freeway Frida isn’t completely healed just yet. She was two more surgeries to go.