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Chihuahua rescued from freeway median by CHP reunited with family

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The family of a pint sized chihuahua, who created a whirlwind story last week when a California Highway Patrol officer used a piece of his power bar to lure the frantic dog off of a highway median, were happily reunited reported Contra Costa Animal Services.

It had been a mystery how the little chihuahua ended up on the cement barrier of Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek. but now it seems clear, the officer had unknowingly been dealing with an "escape artist."

Read the complete story of the chihuahua authorities had named "Freeway."

According to the NewYork Daily News, the dog whose name is Charm, escaped from her backyard and miraculously evaded traffic, but found herself in a rather precarious position. Luckily for the adorable brown and tan canine, someone called and reported her, and a handsome officer came to the rescue of the "damsel in distress."

The frightened pooch finally allowed Animal Services Officer Andrew Tara to pick her up and take her to the safety of the Contra Costa Animal Services.

The shelter received numerous calls from people seeking to adopt her.

The family had been looking for her and were relieved to have been reunited. The Facebook page of the Contra Costa Animal Services happily relayed the news:

“The reunion was very sweet and everyone was very excited — especially Charm. We are ALL very happy for the family, who have learned a valuable and expensive lesson in pet licensing, micro chipping, spaying, good fencing and the power of social media!”

Welcome home Charm.

For all the wonderful people who were calling the shelter and offering to adopt Charm, please check the organization's Facebook page; there are more adorable Chihuahuas (plus many other breeds) waiting for their new families. Please click here for more information.

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