Six pit bulls that were rescued following a pursuit that ended on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach were being cared for Tuesday at a local shelter.
The dogs were inside a blue Mercedes-Benz, which was being pursued Monday night by the California Highway Patrol.
After two PIT maneuvers, the driver, identified by the CHP as Tiffini Kuuipo Tobe, finally stopped in the middle of the freeway.
After seeing the dogs inside her car, the CHP shut down all lanes as a precaution.
As the 47-year-old woman exited the vehicle, three of the dogs got loose and began running around in traffic lanes. Three other dogs stayed inside the vehicle, officials said.
CHP officers were able to safely contain all the dogs until animal control officials arrived.
The dogs were currently in the custody of Long Beach Animal Care Services.