California officer rescues Chihuahua stranded on busy interstate

A Contra Costa County Chips officer with a big heart rescued the little dog, shivering in the median of a busy interstate. (CNN/KTVU)
A Contra Costa County Chips officer with a big heart rescued the little dog, shivering in the median of a busy interstate. (CNN/KTVU)

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (CNN/KTVU) — A California Chihuahua has a new lease on life, thanks to the California Highway Patrol.

The picture that’s burning up the Internet is in the video above, all after a Contra Costa County Chips officer with a big heart rescued the little dog Friday afternoon.

It was shivering in the median of busy Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek.

The little dog is now at the Martinez Animal Shelter waiting for a new home.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Cedric Williams-Cain says people abandon their pets on freeways more often than you might think.

“Animals being trapped on the freeway, it does happen, you know — not as often as many people think, but it does happen pretty often,” said Williams-Cain.

It’s unclear how the Chihuahua made it onto the center divide, and so far, no one has come forward with any information.

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