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VVHS Board President Grace Rabasca Lahr, pictured here with Freeway, sprang into action, using her network of friends and business associates as well as the Adopt for Life Facebook page to recruit foster homes for the dogs. Courtesy photos

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A dog's tale: Hero on the Freeway

It could have gone either way for the two running buddies. The Black Labrador had been hit by a car and had dragged himself into a ditch. His companion, a Beagle mix, stood by him, chasing off anyone who approached to help.