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.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Dead, Woman Wounded in Friday-Evening Shooting in San Francisco
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.READ MORE: Belmont Police Search for Missing Woman and Her 3-Year-Old Son
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.MORE NEWS: Grass Fire That Burned 15 Acres on Altamont Pass Slows Traffic for Hours
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