The Staffie – nicknamed ‘Bus-ter’ – is said to be “shocked and very scared” after being dumped on the 158 to Stratford.
A bus depot worker has appealed for someone to give a new home to a dog abandoned on a London bus.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was found sitting alone by the driver of the 158 to Stratford on Thursday night.
The bus was taken out of service to the Stagecoach garage in West Ham, but the dog refused to get off.
Staff fed and kept him warm until he could be collected by Newham Council’s animal welfare team on Friday morning.
Bus depot worker Ricky Hatton took a picture of the dog and put it on social media in the hope a new home could be found.
He told Sky News: “When I arrived around 6.30am he’d been there all night. Very scared, but not aggressive.
“I gave him food, water and my bodywarmer. I nicknamed him Bus-ter.
“(He) seemed in shock. I’m hoping he’s found a new loving home.”
Bus driver Amos Paul Mak reportedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to take the dog home but it was against regulations “in case he bites”.
A Newham Council spokesperson told Sky News: “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.”
Article taken from: http://news.sky.com/story/1687613/sleeping-ruff-dog-abandoned-on-london-bus