Abandoned dog found on Stratford-bound bus

PUBLISHED: 15:19 29 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 29 April 2016

The abandoned dog was found on a bus (picture: Ricky Hatton)

The abandoned dog was found on a bus (picture: Ricky Hatton)

Ricky Hatton

Bus drivers are used to dealing with all sorts of customers, but rarely an abandoned dog.

This lonely-looking Staffordshire bull terrier cross was found sitting alone on the 97 service to Stratford last night, with its owner nowhere in sight.

A Transport for London spokesman explained the RSPCA and the police were both unable to collect it.

He said: “The bus was taken out of service and taken to the bus garage at West Ham.

“They tried to get the dog off the bus but it was frightened and would not come off.”

A Newham Council spokeswoman said: “This dog is currently being looked after by our animal welfare team while we try to locate its owner.

“If anyone recognises this dog, please contact the team on 020 8586 9739.”

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