I was walking into work (in Civic) from O’Connor this morning around 8:20 when just as I past the O’Connor Shops, I started to be followed by a dog. I’m not very good with breeds so I don’t know what kind of dog he is (I took photos) but he seems trained and has a very thick collar (but no registration tag). I tried to send him away but he followed me ALL THE WAY into the city (but at a distance) where I had to dodge traffic for him which seemed to make him follow me even more.
For obvious reasons he seemed quite terrified by the time we got to Mort St, and I stopped at the corner outside Prickles florist where a very nice lady offered to call the RSPCA for me. I waited with the dog until more people came out and offered me some string to make a makeshift lead for him but he refused to go anywhere.
Finally, the nice lady and her workmates took him into the courtyard between Prickles, the Drakeford (?) building and the AFP headquarters building. (as of 9:30am)
The dog looks like a working dog and responds very quickly to whistles and commands. He seems well looked after and given his collar, I’m assuming someone out there is missing him.