A DOG warden rescued a terrified six-month-old puppy that ran under a train it had brought to a halt near Little Sutton station.
The Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog cross called Fenris had been playing in a field in Capenhurst with his owner’s two other dogs when he heard barking and fled.
Six hours later a train driver heading for Ellesmere Port slowed down after spotting Fenris near the line.
When the train stopped the frightened puppy hid under it for 50 minutes.
He could not be coaxed out until Cheshire West and Chester Council-contracted warden Astin Ralph-Smith arrived at the scene.
He said: “People had been trying for some time to reach the dog. I crawled under the train and was there for about half an hour
“Eventually I was able to use a long pole which we use for difficult animals and was able to slowly pull him out from under the train.
“Everyone clapped on the train when I brought him out. He was very lucky that he had not been electrocuted.
“Fenris was dehydrated and really scared and it took time for us to reach Little Sutton station.
“I’m really glad that the dog is now safe and well with his owner.”
Owner Jo O’ Connor, who lives in Ellesmere Port, said: “My husband and I couldn’t thank the dog warden enough when we got the call to say that Fenris had been found.
“He had to spend the night at the vets because of bruising on his lung but he’s now back home and won’t be let off his lead for some time.”
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s area and community services executive member Lynn Riley added: “It is great that this story has such a happy ending - both owner and dog reunited. The actions of the dog warden are to be warmly congratulated.”