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California Highway Patrol saves terrified dog from medium of busy highway

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A CHP officer rescued a dog from busy rush hour traffic, Danville Patch reported May 10.

CHP Officer John Fransen was driving south on Highway 680 near the North Main Street overpass in Walnut Creek around 6 p.m. Friday when he spotted a terrified Chihuahua on the concrete center divider.

Using a protein bar to catch the little dog, Officer Fransen was able to coax this frightened dog to safety. This was a major feat, as traffic had to be stopped in both directions for safety reasons.

The dog, who was uninjured is now recovering at the animal shelter in Martinez after being taken there by Contra Costa Animal Services.

According to Fransen, this happens often with demented owners who decide to dump the family dog in the middle of a busy highway. Who this dog belongs to and the circumstances that landed him in the middle of a busy road are being investigated.

Meanwhile, since news of this heroic rescue spread, several people have called in offering to adopt the dog.

Thank you, Officer Fransen. You are truly a credit to your department.

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