In late December 2018, Mocha was found running southbound on the inside shoulder of the northbound lanes on Highway 57 in Southern California. She was visibly terrified as several people attempted to help her to safety. Unfortunately, she was hit by a car as she tried to cross back across the highway.
Thankfully, she was still mobile and a good Samaritan was able to get her into their car. On their way home for the day, Mark and Colleen watched the entire scenario unfold. They told the person who captured her that they would take her to the animal hospital where Colleen worked.
After 3 days in the hospital, multiple procedures and treatments, Mocha was able to go home to recuperate with Mark and Colleen. They spent a week trying to find her owners through various online missing pet services, Mocha's owner was finally found! The family had just moved into the area that weekend and Mocha was nervous about her new home. She managed to escape the yard and somehow made it onto the highway. Mocha was reunited with her family on Christmas eve, just in time for the holidays. What a great first success story!