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Twitter reunites dog with owner

The power of the internet to affect real lives was demonstrated recently when Twitter helped reunite a dog with his Irish owner.

The power of the internet to affect real lives was demonstrated recently when Twitter helped reunite a dog with his Irish owner.

 
The adventurous Jack Russell terrier called Patch took an hour train ride from Kilcock, County Kildare, to Dublin, where Irish Rail realised this did not look like a normal passenger.
 
The company tweeted “Lost dog!” with a picture of the animal and after 500 retweets over the course of just 32 minutes, the owner, Deirdre Anglin, noticed that it was her pet.
 
 
Patch disappeared on Tuesday night, possibly to ask other dogs what the best public transport to Dublin was, and Anglin posted pictures on Facebook to see if anyone saw him. Little did she know that it would be a different social network entirely that would lead to their reunion.
 
“It was good she showed up so quickly, because the staff in the office were getting quite attached to him,” said Barry Kenny, spokesperson for Irish Rail.
 
While lamposts might still be a hotspot for dogs to congregate, it looks like pet owners will be turning to Twitter instead when posting their “missing dog” posters.
 

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