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Big CHP Heroes Make Wee Save; Chihuahua Rescued From I-680 Divider

There's been no word on how the little Chihuahua ended up on I-680, but the CHP did say the dog is now safe. (CHP Contra Costa/Twitter)
There's been no word on how the little Chihuahua ended up on I-680, but the CHP did say the dog is now safe. (CHP Contra Costa/Twitter)
A Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek during rush hour Friday evening, a California Highway Patrol officer said today.

A CHP officer spotted the small dog on the highway's concrete center divider around 6 p.m. while driving south on Highway 680 near the North Main Street overpass, CHP Officer John Fransen said.

 The officer exited his car, used a protein bar to coax the Chihuahua toward him and was able to pick up the dog, Fransen said.

 The dog was uninjured and was taken by Contra Costa Animal Services personnel to an animal shelter in Martinez. Although Fransen said he didn't know how the dog ended up on the freeway, he said, it's likely that someone left the animal there.

"As sad as it sounds, it actually happens pretty often," he said. Since Friday night, there have been several offers from the public to adopt the dog, the officer said.

_Bay City News
Steven Narbonne May 12, 2014 at 03:27 PM
All folks who think they hate cops, please note what this fine officer did. He is a credit to his department. Kudos. Can I have the puppy?
Steve Ungles May 12, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Way to go officer!
Janine Coyne May 12, 2014 at 04:28 PM
The article says he exited his car. Why is wearing a motorcycle helmut? Like to know how he transported the little guy. Maybe in his saddle bag.
Liede-Marie Haitsma May 12, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Very good officer! You're a kind soul!
Scanner guy May 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM
@ jc and Linda Moss, I wasn't referring to any single race, just was making a point the race should't be a factor at all.

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