Search for owner of miracle dog hit by train
The RSPCA is appealing for help to trace the owners of a miracle dog that survived being hit by a train. The German Shepherd was found by a passerby on the track side in Arlesey on Sunday April 25, weak and unable to move. The RSPCA were called and the a
The RSPCA is appealing for help to trace the owners of a miracle dog that survived being hit by a train.
The German Shepherd was found by a passerby on the track side in Arlesey on Sunday April 25, weak and unable to move.
The RSPCA were called and the animal taken to a vet, where it was treated for its injuries including a badly damaged tail which had to be amputated. Remarkably, he is now recovering well.
The dog's micro-chip revealed his name is Dino and was registered to a man who has since emigrated to America. It is thought that Dino has since been re-homed, but because his micro-chip details have not been updated, the RSPCA has been unable to trace the new owner.
"We have tried all we can to trace Dino's new owners, but to no avail." Animal collection officer, Nicola O'Brien, said. "We hope that someone might recognise him from the photograph."
"We are not sure if he ran off from his owner while on a walk, or if the owner saw him hit by the train and sadly thought that he had died and was unable to find his body.
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"But the great news is, he did survive and he's been treated for his injuries and making a good recovery.
"He has been through a terrible ordeal and is feeling sorry for himself and perhaps missing his owner.
"If he was hit by a train, which is what we think has happened, then he really is a very lucky dog to have been able to survive such an impact.
"We just want to reunite him with his owner, so if anyone does have any information about Dino then we would urge them to call the RSPCA."
If you can help reunite Dino with his owner, call the charity on 0300 1234 999 and quote incident 117/25/04.