Dog living along Highway 1 finally captured

May 28, 2010 7:27:08 PM PDT
Santa Cruz animal control officials are trying to find a home for a renegade dog it took three months to catch.

The Australian cattle mix was first spotted in January sleeping along Highway 1. Authorities were worried he would get hit so they tried to capture him.

But it wasn't easy.

Dozens of attempts failed. They fed him tranquilizers and even closed the freeway 10 times. But he still got away.

Finally, on the 80th try in late March, the dog they named Highway Man was finally captured.

Highway Man is now in doggy foster care, and should be ready to adopt in August.