Adoption list growing for Highway the dog

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Updated: 6/07/2013 10:24 pm Published: 6/07/2013 9:34 pm

The owner of a puppy stuck in traffic and rescued by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers has one more day to claim his or her pet. 

The pit bull mix named Highway is still in the animal shelter.

The list of those wanting to adopt Highway is growing at Tulsa's Animal Welfare shelter.

The 3-month-old dog was trapped on Interstate 44 near Memorial on Wednesday. Troopers spotted her and were worried she would get hit by a car.

They sent a picture to the FOX23 newsroom showing Capt. George Brown blocking traffic while Trooper Eddie Weilert carried her to safety from the median.

"She wasn't injured, she was scared," said Tiane Christy, adoption coordinator for Tulsa Animal Welfare.

Troopers tell FOX23 News when Weilert put his hand down to the  dog, she licked it and jumped in his arms.

"She's just a nice dog," said Christy.

Which is why Animal Welfare officers believe she has a home.

"She is someone's dog. Normal weight and friendly," said Christy.

By law, Animal Welfare has to wait three days after an animal is rescued to adopt the animal. If no one claims Highway by Saturday, she will go up for adoption on Monday at noon.

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Martha - 6/12/2013 9:26 AM
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Highway has been adopted.
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