Scared Chihuahua rescued by California Highway Patrol on busy Interstate 680

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is being lauded for its efforts to rescue a Chihuahua on a busy interstate in Walnut Creek on Friday.

The Contra Costa CHP posted a photo of the rescue on Twitter saying:

"This little dog needed some help off I-680 freeway today. We're glad he's safe."

 Many Twitter users thanked the CHP for saving the small dog. Others wondered where it had shown up from.

On Saturday, the CHP said in a tweet that the Contra Costa Animal Services in Martinez, Calif., had taken the dog into their care.

The rescue picture showed the Chihuahua perched on a roadway median on Interstate Highway 680 during rush hour.


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Contra Costa Animal Services posted an update on Facebook Saturday, saying the Chihuahua "may already have a home if her owner doesn't come for her."

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