An irresponsible and heartless owner abandoned his dog on a bus in East London on Thursday night and had to remain in the bus all night until an animal rescue organization picked him up on Firday morning, reports the Daily Mail.
The Staffordshire Bull terrier mix was so scared, he visibly trembled and stayed on the bus because he was too frightened to move. Bus driver, Amos Paul Mak, 44, was travelling along Leyton High Road on the 158 route bus when he noticed the heartbroken pup sitting in the disabled area. Amos dubbed the dog “Buster” and took his photo, immediately posting it on Facebook, hoping the dog’s owner would see his dog and come back to claim him. Sadly, that didn’t happen:
“I was driving the 158 bus when a dog came on at around 9.30 pm. It looked like it came on with two men, but the pair soon got off. The dog then stayed so I stopped the bus for five minutes and asked on the tannoy if anyone owned the dog, but nobody came forward.Everyone on the bus was quite sympathetic but it seemed like the dog was on its own,” stated Amos.
The driver then finished his route after arriving in Stratford and went over to comfort the dog. He wasn’t allowed to take him home for the night because of company policy, so Buster spent the entire night – scared and alone on the bus. The bus was taken out of service, and Buster just refused to leave; maybe he was hoping his human companion was going to return for him? Authorities stated the dog was well care for, and the next morning was coaxed off by nearby Animal Control authorities.
A Newham Council spokesman stated: “This dog is currently being looked after by our animal welfare team while we try to locate its owner. If anyone recognizes this dog, please contact 020 8586 9739.”
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