As we previously reported, a Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek during rush hour Friday evening.
A CHP officer spotted the small dog on the highway’s concrete center divider around 6 p.m. while driving south on I-680 near the North Main Street overpass, CHP Officer John Fransen said.
The officer exited his car, used a protein bar to coax the Chihuahua toward him and was able to pick up the dog, Fransen said.
The dog was uninjured and was taken by Contra Costa Animal Services personnel to the animal shelter in Martinez.
Although Fransen said he didn’t know how the dog ended up on the freeway, he said, it’s likely that someone left the animal there. “As sad as it sounds, it actually happens pretty often,” he said.
Since Friday night, there have been several offers from the public to adopt the dog, the officer said.