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California Highway Patrol officer saves pooch from median of busy highway

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If you were delayed on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek on Friday, lean back and take a deep breath because a California Highway Patrol officer needed to lure a petrified little chihuahua pooch off the median reported the New York Daily News.

The officer shared the photo on Twitter with the following caption:

“This little dog needed some help off I-680 freeway today. We’re glad he’s safe.”

The little guy was picked up and taken to the Contra Costa County Animal Control. Neither the adorable little pup nor the officer were injured in the rescue. The officer was able to lure the little dog toward him using a treat.

The female Chihuahua estimated to be two years old has no microchip. No one knows how she ended up on the edge of a highway.

The following update was posted on the Facebook page of the Contra County Animal Control:

"The little Chihuahua is in H04. She had been reported as hit by a car. She is extremely scared and allowed only a preliminary exam. We found nothing obvious, but will do a further exam when she calms down. The citizen who reported the dog on the freeway is interested in adopting her if her owner doesn't come forward!"

Get well soon little one, and we send many thanks to the California Highway Patrol officer for a job well done.

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