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CHP Officer Rescues Tiny Dog From I-680
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 10, 2014

Posted on 05/10/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Chihuahua was rescued from a roadway median on Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek Friday.

The California Highway Patrol is being lauded for its efforts in rescuing a Chihuahua off the I-680 freeway 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 Control in Martinez, California, had taken the puppy into their care.

The rescue picture showed the Chihuahua perched on a roadway median on Interstate

SPCA Rescues 20 Pets From Pacific Grove Hoarder Home CHP officer John Fransen said Saturday that a CHP officer spotted the small dog on the highway's concrete center divider around 6 p.m. while driving south on Highway 680 near the North Main Street overpass.

The officer came out of his car and used a protein bar to coax the Chihuahua toward him and was able to pick up the dog.

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping

1 posted on 05/10/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 05/10/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In before somebody says they used the dog for target practice later.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 5:20:10 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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4 posted on 05/10/2014 5:22:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dog survived the encounter?

Damn!


5 posted on 05/10/2014 5:25:57 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: USNBandit

Football.
(Soccer to us. It is californexico after all.)


6 posted on 05/10/2014 5:27:45 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

Every now and then, we encounter someone with a hart of Gold. Truly Outstanding work, keep the trust and protect and defend.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 5:30:25 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: nickcarraway

Someone had to put that dog there. Kinda like a turtle on a fence post.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 5:34:05 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.)
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To: EXCH54FE

CHP tends to be more professional than local PD. Part of it is better selection criteria, part of it is better training, and part of it is they usually deal with a higher class of criminals...


9 posted on 05/10/2014 5:36:45 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: USNBandit

Because it is so small, did they use .22shorts?


10 posted on 05/10/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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11 posted on 05/10/2014 5:52:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ThomasThomas; nickcarraway

They should check if the dog is micro chipped.
Either someone tossed the dog out, or it got lost.
(Think ditzy person driving convertible with top down and pocketbook fashion accessory dog.)


12 posted on 05/10/2014 6:09:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

He may have been trying to coax it with some treats, but you can be damn sure he was watching his throat!


13 posted on 05/10/2014 6:09:33 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: nickcarraway

I shall name him “Ponch”.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 6:17:32 PM PDT by RichInOC ("7 Mary 3 and 4, handle Code 3.")
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To: nickcarraway

Dog shootings are so famously reviled that I think the cops JUMPED on this story, specifically to generate an “awwww, nice cops”-story.

This has PR written all over it.

Ain’t buying the sincerity, sorry.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 6:24:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Still, you have to admit it’s nice when a dog doesn’t get shot, right?


16 posted on 05/10/2014 6:35:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yes —I’m a huuuuge dog lover.

Good post.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Another dog saved by the CHP, hence his name. Adopted last year to a nice family.

http://www.gsroc.org/2013/detail.gsr?id=2854


18 posted on 05/10/2014 7:10:37 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: nickcarraway

Some idiot put that little dog there. What an SOB. Thankfully a cop with a heart showed up. I hope this little dog finds a loving home.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 7:39:51 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: latina4dubya

ping


20 posted on 05/10/2014 7:55:02 PM PDT by scripter
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To: null and void
CHP tends to be more professional than local PD. Part of it is better selection criteria, part of it is better training, and part of it is they usually deal with a higher class of criminals...

just the other day i was reading somewhere that Highway Patrol officers tend to be worse...

21 posted on 05/10/2014 8:02:16 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice picture of the officer and the dog.


22 posted on 05/10/2014 8:19:36 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: latina4dubya

Perhaps. That’s not been my personal experience, though...


23 posted on 05/10/2014 8:21:29 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: null and void; latina4dubya

Wasn’t it a CHP officer who arrested and cuffed a fireman for misparking a fire truck, while a rescue was going on?


24 posted on 05/10/2014 9:40:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: null and void; latina4dubya
Firefighter arrested at accident files claim against CHP
25 posted on 05/10/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ThomasThomas

Possibly not. On the news tonight, they said police had been getting calls that there was a dog loose on the highway.


26 posted on 05/10/2014 11:21:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: gaijin

You think they planted the dog there just to “save” it? Looks like the dog weighed about 5 pounds, wasn’t that risky?


27 posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: nickcarraway

Bravo! This is how I remember police. Not the shaved headed, paramilitary jackasses that so many have become.


28 posted on 05/11/2014 2:09:27 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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