Please help save Lucy the Lifesaving Lab
Hi everyone, I’ve started this fundraiser to help Lucy the fox red Labrador and her family.
Lucy has been seriously injured after she was spooked by a train at the station as she was on her way to a new life. She ran from the train station, straight over the train tracks and bolted over a wall with a 15/20foot drop at the other side. She was seriously injured when she landed and she crawled off into hiding and wasn’t found for over 24 hours.
The train staff at Paisley Gilmore Street station were incredible and stopped the trains when Lucy first ran, but no-one could find her. It was the following day, after no sightings, that the train staff heard a dog barking and guided her family to the location of the noise - and there was Lucy lying badly injured and unable to move. She was rushed to the vets where she received immediate treatment.
Sadly she isn’t insured as she was only temporarily with her foster mum after being rescued. Lucy was on her way to her permanent home on Arran, Scotland, to live with her foster mums sister when the tragedy happened.
One of Lucy’s front legs is in a bad way, and initially the plan was to amputate, however, vets have now discovered her hip is also badly injured and they are now trying desperately to save her front leg with an operation to pin it.
The plan is to try and save the front leg, and then repair the hip... all with a very high cost.
Lucy is only a young dog with her whole life ahead of her - she’s already helped save the life of a little girl when she alerted her to her having a hypo (due to type 1 diabetes).
It is “estimated” at this stage that the operation to the front leg will cost in the region of £3500 and the hip £1000 plus - with aftercare treatment on top of that.
Anything you can do to help would mean the world to Lucy and her family — and to all of us who helped in the initial hours when she was missing. She didn’t deserve this and she really was on the brink of such a bright future - for her to be so terrified that she leapt a wall with such a large drop at the other side she must have been so scared. We just want to help her get better and get her to where she needs to be. She really is very lucky to be alive.
Thanks for taking the time to read this xxx
A huge thank you to everyone who has continued to keep donating after the goal has been reached. We will keep you posted on the progress and costs and if it is less we can arrange refunds or put the funds towards helping other dogs in similar situations.
- Lesley Anne Bhatti
- Carolyn Martin
- Yvonne McCutcheon
- Hannah Winship
Organiser and beneficiary
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