Police had paws for thought when a woman rang with an unusual plea for help.

She rang to say a dog was racing up and down a busy road in Clayton West and trying to get into cars.

The woman, who called just before midnight on Tuesday, said the greyhound was very friendly but she was concerned for its welfare.

One of the greyhounds

Officers went to Wakefield Road and searched the surrounding area, finding two greyhounds. Neither dog had a collar and nobody was with them.

Both dogs were said to be very friendly and police said it didn’t take much persuading to get them into a patrol car where they quickly “made themselves at home on the back seat”.

Officers have thanked staff from a nearby garage who donated doggy treats and food for the greyhounds.

The greyhound in the police car

After being fed, the dogs were then taken to Holmfirth police station.

From there they were later picked up by a rescue kennel used by the police.

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Officers say they are hoping the two greyhounds can be reunited with their owner or found a good home.

Anyone with information about the dogs is being urged to call 101 and quote log number 1791 of 23/02/16.