PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a group of dogs narrowly avoided injury while roaming a Phoenix freeway during Monday morning traffic.
The Arizona Department of Transportation shared images on its Twitter account of six dogs walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Grand Avenue around 9:45 a.m.
The images also showed drivers stopping for them as well.
Authorities say the pups were on the roadway for about 10 minutes before Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers on motorcycles were able to usher them to safety.
DPS officials say the canines are being kept with Maricopa County Animal Control until their owners can be located.
Why did 5 male dogs cross I-17?— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) December 11, 2018
To follow this female German shepard in heat... I’m not kidding.
Below is their reunion... do you think he’s saying “hey remember when I risked my life for your attention?” 😂
#bizarrenews #weirdnews #oddnews pic.twitter.com/NefSQAUYZ3
Why were six dogs on the freeway yesterday all together? Answer this morning. This female dog was in heat and was being followed by five males. Out into traffic. pic.twitter.com/lD1nkTN50L— Troy Hayden (@troyhaydenfox10) December 11, 2018