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Hunt for owner of dog nearly knocked down by bus in Belfast

By Rebecca Black

Meet Lucky, the appropriately-named pup who narrowly escaped being run over by a bus in Belfast city centre.

Donna O'Brien, a tourist visiting from Glasgow, caught the tiny Chihuahua cross just seconds before almost certain death, and now wants to find her owner so they can be reunited.

She told the Belfast Telegraph that she had been walking past Tesco on Royal Avenue on Saturday, and claimed that the pup had been "thrown" out of the shop onto the street where she was almost hit by the bus on the busy thoroughfare.

"With the help of young kids I managed to catch her," she said.

Donna said as she was not from Belfast she wasn't sure what to do with the animal, but eventually a local woman called the dog warden. She believes Lucky is a well-cared for pet, and is today appealing through the Belfast Telegraph to try and find her owner.

"Lucky has a pink collar on and she seems to be well looked after, so I definitely think she is lost and not an abandoned dog," Donna explained.

"I have shared a photo of her across a number of lost pets pages on Facebook but we have had no luck finding her owner yet."

Tesco said: "For health and safety reasons we have strict rules about animals in our stores and so we only admit guide dogs.

"We hope that the dog's owners are located soon and that she is returned home safely."

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