A 2-year-old Chihuahua rescued from the concrete divider of a busy Northern California highway is safely home with its owners, who had been searching for it for days.
After escaping the family's home, the dog ran across traffic lanes, avoiding cars and somehow hopped onto the divider. Fearing for its life, the Chihuahua clutched onto the divider and remained there until authorities arrived, she said.
Photos of a California Highway Patrol officer coaxing the dog with a fruit and nut mix to come closer went viral this week. Soon after, an animal control officer pulled the dog to safety, shielding it with a blanket.
The dog's owners -- a man and his two daughters -- had been frantically searching for Charm, even posting photographs of their missing pup on
Soon after, they learned their dog was safe at the animal shelter in Martinez.