kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Local

CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I-680 Walnut Creek

View Comments
CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Trending Stories On CBS SF

quake flash 082614 CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I 680 Walnut CreekSome Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake

desmond hague elevator CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I 680 Walnut CreekCaught On Camera: Alleged Dog Abuse By CEO Of Company Tied To 49ers, Giants

nicholas dillon copy CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I 680 Walnut CreekTeenager Crushed By Chimney In Napa Earthquake Speaks From Hospital Bed

454087234 8 CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I 680 Walnut CreekStrong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Dozens Hurt, Significant Damage In Napa

keyframe22 CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Chihuahua From Center Divide On I 680 Walnut CreekCaught On Camera: Concord Thief Uses Mystery Electronic Device To Break Into Car

WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — A Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek during rush hour Friday evening, a California Highway Patrol officer said Saturday.

A CHP officer spotted the small dog perched atop 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.

© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,852 other followers