A California Patrol officer has been credited for making a huge difference in an itty bitty dog’s life. Earlier this month, officer Alex Edmon spotted the two-pound Chihuahua perched on the median of a busy bay area freeway.
The tiny dog was shaking and visibly scared when officer Edmon coaxed her into his arms using a protein bar. The dog, now named Freeway, was uninjured and taken to a local animal shelter, where she has apparently attracted several potential adopters.
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer John Fransen, people abandoning dogs on freeways is unfortunately not a rare occurrence. Many of these stories don’t have happy endings, but luckily for this sweet little Chihuahua, a big-hearted officer happened to be in the right place at the right time.