Gil Estrada was on his nightly shift monitoring the highway cameras on Arizona’s freeways when he spotted an unusual traffic disruption. Estrada saw a little, white puppy weaving through the busy traffic, just barely evading the cars to get to the median. Once he realized the danger of the situation, he jumped into his car and drove to the scene to try and save this little dog.”It was hard to watch. The dog kept getting so close to being hit,” Estrada told KNXV-TV.  Luckily, this pup has a happy ending.

The puppy was stuck on the highway for more than an hour. 

Estrada brought the little one back to the control center, where a worker took her home for the night.

The next day, she was taken to the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization, where she seems to have fit in quite nicely. This organization typically only accepts large animals, but when they heard of this puppy’s traumatic experience, they couldn’t say no!

The rescue is still looking for the pup’s guardians, but for now, this doggy princess is getting the rest and relaxation she needs after that eventful night.



We’re so glad that this little one is safe and sound thanks to Estrada’s heroic act to save her life.  We hope that they will be able to locate this pup’s guardians soon, but in the meantime, we’re very glad to know that she will be loved and cared for!

 All image source: Arizona Department of Transportation