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Stray dog becomes petrol station employee


Tuesday February 14th 2017

A dog who was abandoned at a petrol station in Brazil is now the company's cutest member of staff.

Negão was found roaming around the Shell station in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, when its two new owners - Sabrina Plannerer and her partner - went to look at the site.

Speaking to The Dodo , Ms Plannerer said: "We adopted him immediately and got him all the care animals need.

"We took him to the vet to get vaccinated and de-wormed. We bought him food, a dog house, and a leash to take him on walks."

When the petrol station opened after construction works were complete, the shiny black pooch became the official greeter.

The owners even got the him his own name badge, complete with picture.

"Negão waits for people to arrive, and then goes up to say hello, winning them over with his charms," Plannerer added.

The happy hound has been a hit with customers with some of them even bringing him toys when they come to fill up their tanks.

A Brazilian animal charity, Grupo FERA, is now using Negão as its "poster-pup" to pair abandoned doggies with local businesses, rather than in traditional homes.

A spokesperson from Grupo FERA said: "It's been sensational...And workers enjoy having the companionship of a 4-legged colleague."

Copyright Press Association 2017