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(SLIDELL, La.) — A dog that went missing after being photographed chasing a pickup truck down a busy highway has been found by Humane Society field representatives in Slidell, Louisiana.

Butterbean, a German shepherd mix, stole people’s hearts after a search ensued for the dog described as “quasi-homeless” by Humane Society of Louisiana director Jeff Dorson.

The animal rescue group “was successfully able to track down Butterbean” Thursday afternoon after he went missing March 16, Dorson told ABC News Friday in a statement. “Our field representatives are happy to report Butterbean is unhurt and is a sweet and very affectionate dog.”

Dorson previously told ABC News Butterbean was cared for by two families, and he was able to track down one of them, Lisa Pearson.

Humane Society members found Butterbean on Pearson’s property, Dorson said, adding the family claimed to have owned her for six to seven years.

Pearson did not respond to ABC News’ calls and voicemails requesting additional comment.

The Humane Society is forwarding details of Butterbean’s case to St. Tammany Animal Control, Dorson said, adding the Humane Society is “pursuing all avenues to gain legal custody of Butterbean to ensure she has the safe and happy life she deserves.”

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