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Dog captured after running loose on Utah highway

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A dog spotted wandering loose near a Utah highway interchange ended up stopping traffic on the interstate when it fled first responders and entered the roadway.

Salt Lake County Animal Services said the 6-month-old Merle cattle dog was seen wandering Sunday near the interchange of 3300 S/Interstate 80/Interstate 215, in the Parleys Canyon area.

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Utah Department of Transportation cameras captured video of first responders chasing after the canine until it gave them the slip and went running onto I-80.

The canine's pursuers stopped traffic so the canine could be safely captured and taken to the Salt Lake County Animal Services center.

Animal services said the dog was not wearing a collar and is not microchipped. She will be held for about five days before being made available for adoption.

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