lost dog found twitterOh the wonders of technology. Deirdre Anglin lost her dog named Patch when the Jack Russell terrier accidentally boarded the 6:49 AM commuter train in Kilcock, over 20 miles west of Dublin on Tuesday this week. Fearful and obviously worried, she did the “the usual social network thing,” and posted pictures of Patch online via Facebook, asking her followers to help her spot the pet. Thankfully, the Irish Rail spotted the dog on Wednesday and sent out a “Lost dog!” tweet with a photo attachment of the terrier.

After nearly 500 tweets in half an hour, dog owner Deirdre Anglin eventually found the photo and immediately tweeted the state railway saying “That’s my dog!” Anglin was thankful that the Irish Rail posted Patch’s photo on Twitter. Barry Kenny, a spokesman of the Irish Rail describes Twitter as the “ideal platform for launching a nationwide appeal for the lost dog.” “It was good she showed up so quickly, because the staff in the office was getting quite attached to him,” Kenny said.

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