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How twitter helped lost train-hopping dog home

6 July 2012 Last updated at 07:52 BST

Patch, a Jack Russell terrier went missing from his home in County Kildare in Ireland. For a reason known only to him, he jumped on a train to Dublin.

The officials at Irish Rail found him and tweeted a picture of him. After being re-tweeted hundreds of times, it took just thirty minutes before his owner saw him on her own twitter feed.

They were reunited shortly afterwards.