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Officer saves Chihuahua from CA freeway

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A Contra Costa County CHP officer rescued the little dog on Friday afternoon. (Source: California Highway Patrol/CNN) A Contra Costa County CHP officer rescued the little dog on Friday afternoon. (Source: California Highway Patrol/CNN)

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

A Contra Costa County CHP officer with a big heart rescued the little dog on Friday afternoon.

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

The little dog was taken to the Martinez Animal Shelter and is waiting for a new home.

Sgt. Cedric Williams-Cain said people abandon their pets on freeways more often than people 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," Williams-Cain said.

It's unclear how the Chihuahua made it onto the center divider.

No one has come forward with any information.

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