710 Freeway Chase Dog Adopted After Year In Shelter

Brittney works with school children to teach kindness to animals

Los Angeles, CA — After a year at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach, Brittney has been adopted. Brittney is one of six dogs who made national headlines when they ran onto the 710 Freeway on January 19, 2016. The six dogs jumped out of the car when their owner surrendered to police after being involved in a car chase that started on the 91 Freeway in Orange County.

The dogs came into the care of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). Four of the six dogs were adopted right away. Brittney’s sister, Honey is still available for adoption.

Brittney recently began working with children from East Whittier Middle School in spcaLA’s award-winning violence prevention program, Teaching Love and Compassion (TLC)™. For the last month, Brittney has been visiting the school with 5 other spcaLA shelter dogs and teaching the students kindness and compassion for animals and all living beings. Brittney’s adopter allowed her to finish the program before taking her home. Brittney “graduates” in a ceremony at the school on Thursday, February 2nd at 1pm.


Brittney with TLC student; Brittney with her adopter; Honey available for adoption

“It is a true testament to the dedication of the spcaLA staff and volunteers that Brittney has found her forever home,” said Madeline Bernstein, spcaLA President. “They regained her trust in humans as they helped her overcome her inhibitions. For her to finish her shelter stay working with kids is truly extraordinary.”

Brittney’s sister Honey (2 years old) is still available for adoption. Anyone who is interested in meeting her should call the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach at 562-570-7722, during business hours.

For more information, please contact Ana Bustilloz at 323-730-5300 x252, cell 323-707-1271 or abustilloz@spcaLA.com.

Since 1877, spcaLA has been the premiere independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California. There is no national SPCA, parent organization, or umbrella group that provides financial support to spcaLA. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education, and a variety of shelter services.