Penny the lost and found hound

10 Feb 2011

Puppy enjoys first class customer service from a local Train Company.

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has found an abandoned Staffordshire bull terrier puppy whimpering on one of their train services from Liverpool to Scarborough.

Luckily for this cute canine, FTPE's dedication to customer service doesn't end with humans!

A flurry of phone calls were made on the dog and bone following her discovery and after a few hours charming the staff at Scarborough Station the pooch was escorted by FTPE conductor Sam Whitehead to York where she was handed over to carers from the charity Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue.

Jake Magson, duty station supervisor, Scarborough, says: "We handle hundreds of lost items every year, and there is some very strange stuff left on our trains. Half of a pair of false teeth wrapped in a napkin was, until recently, the most bizarre item until this cute little puppy appeared."

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue says: "We named the dog Penny after First TransPennine Express. She's most likely a Christmas present and was very well looked after and loved but the owner obviously couldn't cope and abandoned her.

"Staffies are the most fun-loving and tolerant dogs in the world and Penny is no exception. She'll make someone a cracking pet one day."

Staff at FTPE's offices at York and Manchester have held a dress down day to raise money for Penny and have raised over £150 to help support and feed Penny for the year ahead.

In addition FTPE have set up a donation page so members of the public can help support Penny in the future. They can visit

Would you like to adopt Penny or another Staffy from Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue?

If you think you could offer Penny a loving, stable home contact Chris Clark on 01945474418 or email

Penny can also be viewed online by visiting




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