SAN ANTONIO -- A frightened dog was rescued on Sunday from a guardrail along a busy Texas highway.

Animal Care Services said the pit bull-type dog was found padlocked with a weighted chain to the guardrail on the I-10 access road near West Avenue.

He was wearing a thick black collar which was linked to a heavy chain and 35 pounds of barbell weights.

ACS investigators are reaching out to the public to help track down the owner.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s who was last seen driving an early model red Dodge Ram pickup truck with paper plates.

The frightened dog has been renamed Fresno by ACS staff. They said he is friendly, full of energy and will be readied for placement once his stray hold expires.

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