Dog dragged himself to safety after having his back leg chopped off by a train
This is the amazing story of Max, the chihuahua-yorkie mix from England. His owners went on vacation and left him with some friends. From there he disappeared and the poor dog had a tragic accident at the train tracks. He lost his leg but he would not give up. He was going to see his family again.
Meanwhile the distraught family searched everywhere for their beloved Max through facebook and other means. He was found 4 days later by someone who saw a terrible looking dog on a passage leading away from the train tracks. The person recognized Max from facebook.
The vet confirmed that his leg had been severed by a train. That’s when the family realized that somehow, miraculously, the dog had dragged himself away from the train tracks all the way to a place where he could be found by someone who could lead him back home.
A dog that went missing for four days has returned home – after losing his leg when he was hit by a train in a horrific accident.
The Lamb family had left their beloved pet Max with a friend as they went on holiday in the seaside town of Filey, North Yorkshire.
But they were left devastated after the two-year-old chorkie – a Yorkshire terrier and chihuahua cross – disappeared on Friday August 21.
Becky Lamb had left beloved pet Max with a friend while she and her family went on a trip to the seaside town of Filey, North Yorkshire
The family cut their holiday short and rushed home to launch a desperate appeal to find their missing pet – putting posters up around Bramley, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and posting a message for help on Facebook which was seen by thousands.
On Monday, the Lambs finally got the phone call they had been waiting for – that Max had been found. Sadly, it wasn’t all happy news.
Janette Simon, who had seen the appeal, rescued the dog after spotting it on a footpath by a railway bridge.
But when she got close, she found Max had suffered a horrific accident.
Vets told Max’s owners that his back left leg had been severed in a clean cut and was probably the result of him being struck by a train.
Becky Lamb, 29, said: ‘He had somehow managed to drag himself down the line to the nearest opening that brought him near a house where the owner noticed him from Facebook.
‘He was a total mess, but somehow he was alive.
Max had to have his leg amputated and finally came home ‘very weak, very thin and very sore’
‘The determination to get home and the huge awareness through social media and the kindness of strangers had saved my dog’s life.
Mrs Lamb said: ‘He is recovering really well. He is very thin but he is doing brilliantly.’
Read the full story here at Daily Mail