Just like the next person, our normal, knee-jerk reaction to the California Highway Patrol is to slam on our brakes, but this week the CHP has completely won us over. On Friday afternoon at the height of rush hour, a big hearted CHP officer stopped to gently coax into his arms a terrified, tiny Chihuahua stranded on the median in the middle of traffic.
The little pup, a two-year-old female Chihuahua named Charm, had gotten loose from her home near Interstate 680 and had run across the freeway, narrowly avoiding cars until she stopped at the median. Since Charm hadn't been microchipped, the officer brought her to Contra Costa Animal Services where she was cared for while photos of her were posted on the CCAS's social media pages.
Charm's owners, two young girls and their father, had been posting photos of Charm on Instagram in hopes of finding their lost dog, and were fortunate enough to get in touch with the CCAS and reunite with their lost pup. Thanks to the CHP and the wonderful staff at Contra Costa Animal Services, Charm is safe and happy at home with her family once again.
Remember, make it as easy as possible for your lost dog to be returned to you by microchipping your dogs, making sure their tags have up-to-date information, and by registering them on Finding Rover today!