A dog that was abandoned at a Chennai railway station is now reportedly helping the police warn passengers who break the law, and a video of the canine in action was shared by the Ministry of Railways.
The dog, who responds to the name Chinnaponnu, was abandoned at the station nearly two years ago. However, she is now assisting Railway Protection Force officials at the Park Town MRTS station in Chennai.
The dog's story came to light when the Ministry of Railways shared a video of her patrolling the station with security officials.
Watch the video here:
Chinnaponnu, a dog, who was abandoned at station two years ago is seriously offering her services in assisting RPF in warning passengers illegally crossing the track and travelling on footboard at Chennai Railway station. pic.twitter.com/ub2gMXNB2t
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) November 17, 2019
The dog - who has been taught that crossing railway tracks or boarding or alighting from a moving train are illegal - now reportedly barks at commuters who break the law. The video shows the dog barking at passengers travelling on the footboard of a train.
Many reacted to the now-viral story and requested authorities to induct her into the RPF officially. Here are some of the reactions:
She should start biting the violators so people take her seriously..
— Varun Athreya (@arvarun2009) November 18, 2019
Give her a badge and a designation.
— Rameez (@Sychlops) November 17, 2019
Please make her a part of the RPF team Officially. It's a humble request. She deserves nutritious meal daily.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Vikash Kumar (@Vikuim) November 17, 2019
Chinna ponnu is a romba nalla ponnu 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭.
— Asmita (@asmitaghosh18) November 18, 2019
Give her official job and title .
— Kam (@kamal23180) November 18, 2019
She should be officially inducted with a collar ❤️
— krithika sivaswamy (@krithikasivasw) November 18, 2019
Congratulations for recognise the services of stray dog. Hope he will take care of very well.
— Yeshwant Puranik (@YeshwantPurani3) November 17, 2019
It is good she can roam around free. I don't like growing pets in chains all the time, they have their "needs" too. Pets should roam free.
— VR (@venketeshrr) November 18, 2019
Thanks for sharing this delightful story. Love it and hope it is taken care of well
— Latekitty (@Latekitty1) November 18, 2019
Chinna Ponnu means 'Little Girl' in Tamil
— Kazhian Muthusami (@kazhian) November 17, 2019