In early June in the UK, a dog was hit by a train. The Siberian husky named Sky had suffered horrific injuries to her head but is miraculously expected to survive. Right after the collision, the driver stopped the train and picked up the injured dog, taking her to the next train station with him.
Sky had strayed on to the track in Essex after escaping her home to take a walk. After hitting her, the train driver took her to Colchester station.
The British Transport Police, called by the train driver, arranged a pet ambulance.
They took Sky to specialist vets in Cambridgeshire who began treating her.
After learning what had happened, Sky’s owner said it was “a miracle” that their dog even survived.
Just two years old, the Siberian husky suffered injuries that were so severe, she is still being treated today – the collision happened on June 6! Sky was taken from a vet near Colchester to Dick White Referrals in Six Mile Bottom. There, she underwent a whole-body CT scan.
“This showed that the cheekbone and lower jawbone were fractured, with bone protruding through the skin and prone to infection,” a spokeswoman said.
Sky’s owners live in Witham and the dog escaped their garden in search for an adventure outside. She found it – it took a whole week until she was even well enough to face surgery.
Now finally home, Sky is slowly continuing to recover. Veterinary specialists are visiting her every week to evaluate her progress and so far she is on the road to soon being well again.
“The train driver stopped the train and picked our pup up from the track and arranged for a K9 ambulance to collect her,” owner Lisa Brady said.
“This saved her life. It was a miracle she survived.”
While fortunate that their beloved dog survived, Sky’s family still faces hurdles they need to overcome. They are selling their car just so they could raise funds and cover the vet bills. The overall costs of Sky’s treatments are estimated at around £10,000.
We wish the unfortunate Husky and her family good luck!