Abandoned dog turns assistant for RPF in Chennai. Twitter loves ‘good girl’
In an apparent warning gesture, the dog also barks at passengers who are trying to board or deboard the running trains on the platform.Updated: Nov 19, 2019 14:57 IST
A stray dog, who was abandoned by her owners, at the Park Town station has become a mini-celebrity amongst daily commuters for barking at commuters who try to cross railway tracks directly.
In an apparent warning gesture, the dog also barks at passengers who are trying to board or deboard the running trains on the platform.
“I am a commuter of this train for several years. The dog barks on the passengers who tries to board or deboard a running train, and those who are travelling on the footboard. It also barks on commuters who try to directly cross the railway tracks. It is doing a good job for the public,” a daily commuter told ANI here.
Other daily commuters who are used to the dog’s presence too said that it never caused a problem to the passengers.
The dog, according to the commuters, joins the Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel at the platform and patrols along with them and barks at offenders.
The story was also shared by the official handle of the Railway ministry.
Netizens had the most adorable comments and reactions about the eager volunteer. The dog was named Chinna Ponnu. “What a good girl!” wrote a Twitter user. “She deserves a rank in the RPF and benefits like food and healthcare,” said another. “Chinna Ponnu means ‘Little Girl’ in Tamil,” explained the third.