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California Highway Patrol Rescues Chihuahua With Protein Bar

Mon, May 12, 2014 12:10pm EDT by HL Intern 3 Comments
Chihuahua Protein Bar Rescue
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California Highway Patrol used a protein bar to rescue a helpless chihuahua, stranded on top of a median, in the middle of a busy California highway, on May 11.

Seems like there’s nothing a protein bar can’t do. On May 11, San Jose, California Highway Patrol used one to rescue a stranded chihuahua off of a median in the middle of a busy six lane highway.

Protein Bar Used To Rescue Chihuahua From Highway Nightmare

CHP Officer John Fransen spotted the small pooch on the concrete median at around 6 p.m. The rush hour traffic at that time only added to the complicated process of trying to rescue the dog.

John exited his car and used a protein bar to in order to get the dog close enough so that it could be grabbed. The attempt to save the chihuahua soon turned into a team effort as other officers showed up on the scene.

“We attempted to coax it, we could tell it was very frightened, it was shaking,” CHP officer Alex Edmon told NBC Bay Area. “We were able to pet it a little bit, but other than that we could tell it was not happy.”

Police Use Protein Bar To Rescue Chihuahua From Highway

Officers were eventually able to snatch the dog up and take it back to the safety of the patrol car. Fortunately, the terrified little K9 was uninjured, and was taken by Contra Costa Animal Services personnel to an animal shelter in Martinez, California.

John said he didn’t know how the dog came to be on the freeway but it’s likely that someone left the animal there.

“As sad as it sounds, it actually happens pretty often,” John explained.

The Contra Costa Animal Service posted to their Facebook page later that day that the dog is in great health and is looking for a home!

HollywoodLifers, do you think that someone left the dog there in the middle of the road, or do you think it found its way out there on its own.

— Brittany King

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