Online campaign launched as 'crying' dog abandoned at train station
An Internet campaign has started to help a forlorn black dog find a home, after he was heartlessly abandoned at a train station in the UK.
A picture of the black Staffie-type dog was posted online after someone reportedly saw his owner tying him to the railings in a train station, leaving him with nothing but a takeaway tray of water.
The owner then allegedly got into a taxi, leaving the animal completely alone.
When the member of the public spotted the dog an hour later, the animal was still crying and whining an hour.
Staff at Eastbourne Railway Station in East Sussex were informed who in turn contacted local wardens.
The abandoned dog was to kennels and efforts are currently being made to locate his owner.
"We were called on Wednesday afternoon with a report of a dog tied up and left for more an hour at Eastbourne Station,” said a spokesperson for Eastbourne Borough Council.
"We collected the dog which is now safe and well in kennels. We are trying to trace the pet's owner who we urge to contact us,” they added.
A Facebook user shared some photos of the bereft dog, saying: “Some a**hole had left this dog at Eastbourne Train Station at around 4.15pm then just left in a taxi.”
“I stayed with him until he had been collected by the park ranger. He is having his chip checked and he was very under weight,” the user added. The post has been shared numerous times on social media and the internet.
This dog’s tale of woe is very similar to the story of Kai the Shar-pei cross was also callously abandoned at a train station in Scotland, but has since found a loving new home and owner.