A German Shepherd that ran on and off two Phoenix-area freeways during the morning commute on Tuesday has been reunited with its owners.
Jose Miguel Santiago, public information officer with the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, said Wednesday that the owners were notified that their dog was at the facility after a relative in Mississippi apparently saw the news reporters there.
Turns out, the dog's name is "Flash."
Santiago said the owners reported their dog missing, but had not yet gone to the shelter to look for him. The owners were not identified, per their request, Santiago said.
Because the dog was up to date on his vaccines, he was allowed to finish the remaining eight days of his quarantine at home
During his Tuesday adventure, "Flash" evaded authorities and found his way onto State Route 51 and Loop 202. A DPS trooper attempted to use his stun gun on the dog. The dog also bit a DPS trooper on the hand. That trooper is expected to be OK.