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CHP officer helps reunite dog with family after it was found wandering on Hwy 154

Posted at 5:46 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 20:47:39-05

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer rescued a dog that was lost and wandering into traffic on Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County.

The CHP says dispatchers received multiple calls about the dog, and when Officer D. Smith responded, he spotted the dog just inches from the traffic lanes. He reportedly ran toward the dog and was able to safely gain control of the animal.

Once a CHP patrol vehicle arrived, the friendly dog was placed in the back seat and identified by her tags as “Lulu.”

She was quickly reunited with her family and officers say Lulu was extremely excited to be home.

“I love animals and didn’t want to see this beautiful dog get hit by a car,” Officer Smith said in a Facebook post. “It meant so much to me when the owner thanked us for bringing Lulu home.”