Tweets help rescue train-riding dog

2012-07-04 18:37
The power of Twitter has reunited a dog with his master after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with commuters on a train to Dublin. (Twitter)

The power of Twitter has reunited a dog with his master after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with commuters on a train to Dublin. (Twitter)

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Dublin - When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, the power of Twitter reunited the dog with his master.

Irish Rail sent a "Lost dog!" tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from neighbouring Kilcock, County Kildare.

By all accounts, the friendly dog had spent his hour-long journey being petted vigorously.

After more than 500 retweets in just 32 minutes, the photo found Patch's owner, Deirdre Anglin, who tweeted the state railway: "That's my dog!"

Anglin and Irish Rail posted a series of photos documenting her reunion with Patch, their return train trip, and car journey home.

She said fellow train travellers kept asking her: "Is that the dog from Twitter?"

- AP

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