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Terrified dog rescued from median of busy interstate

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Technicians at the Contra Costa Animal Services facility in Martinez, Calif., spent time on Mother's day helping a terrified Chihuahua, who was saved from a busy interstate on Friday, come out of her shell.

According to Sunday's NBC Bay Area, the two-year-old dog was rescued from I-680 by California Highway Patrol during Friday's rush hour; somehow, the tiny dog wound up on top of the concrete center divider where she was frozen in fear as vehicles raced by.

One of the responding officers, CHP officer Alex Edmon, tried to coax her off of the wall - the shaking pup was too frightened to accept a treat and it was clear that she was distraught. Nobody saw the dog get dropped off and exactly how she came to be in that precarious location is a mystery.

Animal control was called to retrieve the dog and today, she remains at the animal services facility where she is receiving attention, and starting to relax.

Many people have expressed a desire to adopt the dog, who had no identifying tags, or microchip, but she is still technically on a stray hold. The officer who helped rescue her reminded everyone that there are other dogs in need of homes, stating:

"I would try to encourage everybody to try and rescue any dog they can,"

Animal control has already been inundated with calls for this particular dog because of the story, but don't be discouraged if you can't get this exact dog, look for other dogs out there."

Contra Costa Animal Services reiterated that sentiment, stating:

We have a great team of compassionate, animal loving staff ... just one more reason to come and adopt at Contra Costa Animal Services

Follow the shelter where this dog is being held at this link to Facebook.

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