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VIDEO: Dogs run from DPS on Interstate 17 in Phoenix

Posted at 12:51 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 22:40:36-05

Two dogs are safe after running onto a Phoenix freeway and disrupting traffic on Wednesday. 

Air15 video showed two dogs running onto Interstate 17 near Deer Valley Road. The Arizona Department of Public Safety tried to catch the dogs, but they refused to stop. 

DPS stopped traffic for a brief time while troopers and Phoenix firefighters attempted to stop the dogs. 

Officials were able to grab one dog on I-17, but the other dog ran from DPS and away from the freeway into an RV park.

Residents at the RV park were able to capture the second dog after almost an hour of running free.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says the two dogs will go up for adoption on March 10.

MCACC says the adoption will open at their west shelter at 11 a.m. that day. There will be a raffle held for anyone interested in adopting the dogs.

Each dog will have a $150 adoption fee, and they hope to have the dogs adopted together.

ABC15 caught up with one of the dogs and a woman who was able to stop one of them: