A LUCKY dog found in the road is ready to find his forever home thanks to kind-hearted haulage staff.

Brian the lurcher ran out in front of a truck near the M&S transport depot in Appleton Thorn.

The driver took him straight to the company’s headquarters where he was fed, watered, towelled and petted by staff.

Warehouse workers made Brian a makeshift lead from pallet rope while an agency driver donated the ham from his lunch box to the hungry dog.

Brian was taken to the Dogs’ Pad kennels next door to Cheshire Dogs’ Home in Grappenhall, where he spent a comfortable night waiting for the dogs’ home to open in the morning.

Ruth Towers, of M&S Transport, said: "It was a real group effort.

"We’re all animal lovers here and we didn’t really know what to do with a lost dog, but we got him to the dogs’ home the following day.

"Brian’s a fantastic dog and we all fell in love with him while he was here, but we knew we needed to get him to the right place so he could be properly claimed by his owners or re-homed."

Anna Stansfield, manager at Cheshire Dogs’ Home, said: "It’s lovely for us to see the lengths people will go to in getting a lost dog to safety – the entire staff at M&S Transport looked after Brian while he was with them.

"I would urge anyone finding a lost dog in the Warrington area to report it immediately to the dog warden or to contact ourselves at Cheshire Dogs’ Home.

"Brian’s a very lucky boy, he’s now due to be re-homed after his adventures, but we have plenty of other dogs here, many who probably have equally daring tales to tell, and all of whom are waiting for their forever home."

Anyone interested in adopting Brian should call Cheshire Dogs’ Home on 0800 504 1212 or visit the website.