The California Highway Patrol recently came to the rescue of a 2-year-old Chihuahua. Officer Alex Edmon and his partner answered several calls that reported the Chihuahua running around Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek, California. The dog had been darting between lanes and eventually settled on the highway's center divider. When the officers arrived, the Chihuahua was clinging to the concrete, shivering.
"We attempted to coax it, we could tell it was very frightened, it was shaking – we were able to pet it a little bit, but other than that we could tell it was not happy," Edmon told NBC Bay Area news.
Contra Costa Animal Services took the dog into their care after the officers called animal control. The Chihuahua recovered at the shelter while workers looked for the animal's owners. Photos of the dog went viral as more people learned about the highway rescue. All the media attention caught the eyes of the pet's owners. The man and his daughters came forward to get their dog, whose name is Charm, back home safely. They reported that Charm had dug a hole under their fence and run away.
The family is grateful to the California Highway Patrol, and thanked animal control officer Andrew Tara for caring for their pet.
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