Officers Rescue Scared Dog from Busy Highway

By Amy Sinatra Ayres |

Praise poured in on Twitter over the weekend for the California Highway Patrol officers who rescued a Chihuahua from Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek, California on Friday.

"This little dog needed some help off I-680 freeway today. We're glad he's safe," Tweeted CHP Contra Costa, with this picture of the dog perched on a median. Police aren't sure how the dog wound up on the busy highway.

The pup was taken to Contra Costa Animal Services, which was swamped with adoption inquiries. "I would try to encourage everybody to try and rescue any dog they can," said CHP officer Alex Edmon. "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." Animal Services says the pooch has a home if an owner doesn't come forward. - Read it at NBC Bay Area

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