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Juan Faura Helps with Rehabilitation of the "LBJ Freeway Dog"
KDFW Fox 4 DALLAS - A dog played cat-and-mouse with police, animal control officers, and Good Samaritans for hours along I-635 during the height of rush hour Thursday morning.
After outsmarting more than a dozen humans, it finally ran off into the neighborhood - uncaptured, and unharmed.
The dark brown female dog trotted up and down the grass alongside the eastbound lanes of the LBJ Freeway between the pedestrian bridge and the Marsh Lane exit.
TXDot traffic cameras first picked it up around 7 a.m. when a woman pulled over to the shoulder and attempted to coax the animal into her car, but a TXDOT employee told FOX 4 he'd seen the animal in the area for at least a couple of weeks.
Soon, Dallas police cars and several other vehicles had pulled to the side of the road to join the chase.
The dog, later named Chelsie, was eventually found and was adopted a few days later by our client, who sent us this email:
“I wanted to let you know about the amazing transformation that has happened with Chelsie. After going through a very difficult two weeks in Austin, I brought her back to Dallas and went straight to Medallion Animal Clinic to get her shot records, fully intending to surrender her back to Operation Kindness. I cried the whole way back to Dallas.
At home she kept attacking the other animals and was constantly anxious and unruly.
In looking into in-home trainers, I found Juan at Canine Dimensions. Juan came for our first session last evening. After the session, I immediately noticed a difference in her. She was calm and relaxed, more so than she ever had been.
Juan was incredible. He worked with us for over two hours and for the first time ever, Chelsie and Hallie actually played in the back yard together. She has been a model animal ever since! He worked with every family member to insure that everyone treated Chelsie the same way, with the same body language and commands.
Chelsie is finally able to be a family member! Of course I wouldn’t even have her but for the countless hours Richard and the volunteers at Operation Kindness put in to rescue her off of LBJ Freeway last July. I still watch the videos and am amazed. Thank you again for everything you have done!”