Disturbing images of dog hit by train after owners dumped her alone outside of shelter

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In perhaps the cruelest deed any human could do to their dog; without doubt one of man’s most loyal companions, is to abandon them in an unknown area, and then walk away. And so it happened to a dog who was left alone outside of a Dogs Trust Center in Baillieston, Scotland (a suburb of Glasgow) this week who was hit by a train. Tragically, the dog was so frightened, she ran away as the staff tried to chase her, and for the next 30 hours searched and searched trying to coax her to safety – that is until an unimaginable tragedy occurred. 

According to the Scottish SPCA, the staff at the Dogs Trust followed the trail of the terrier mix, but the dog ended up on the railroad tracks at the Baillieston Train Station less than one mile away. It was at that spot, she was struck by a train, near fatally injuring her body and her legs. Rescuers from the Scottish SPCA were called in to care for her later that evening, but the dog’s injuries were so severe and so painful, veterinarians decided to humanely euthanize her to end her suffering.

“Dogs Trust did a very commendable job at trying to catch the dog and were working round the clock for over 30 hours. Sadly she was hit by a train before she would let anyone near her. The Network Rail team were very helpful as they closed the lines and assisted me along the tracks to the do,” stated Animal Rescue Officer Jan Toraman.

“We’d like to remind the public that abandoning a dog is an offence, and there is no ‘sensible’ place to dump an animal. As evident, they can run off and put themselves in danger.”

The staff at the Dogs Trust are devastated over the news that the dog had been hit by a train and described how hard they tried trying to capture the truly frightened pup who just didn’t understand where she was or why she had been abandoned. In Scotland, according to the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006, it is illegal to dump a dog. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life. Authorities are now reviewing closed circuit television footage at the center for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person(s) who abandoned the dog.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline at 03000 999 999.

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are so sorry your humans were so cruel.

(Photos of the dog hit by train via the Scottish SPCA and the Scottish Sun)

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27 replies
  1. Emma williams says:

    It’s sad enough to dump your dog. Damn the place was open there was know reason for you to not have walked her inside. YOU A TRUE PIECE OF SHIT

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  2. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is so horrendous a story! The fact this poor dog was abandoned, doesn’t even begin to get to the root issue! What was he supposed to do? This ending didn’t have to happen!

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  3. Star Shelley says:

    My heart just broke in two for these precious pup, so sad what humans do their animals. So sad. I hope these peopk ed have nightmares for the rest of their miserable lifes. RIP Sweeheart.run free in Rainbow Bridge.

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  4. Helen says:

    What a horrific way to die. First abandoned and then killed. Perhaps if they hadn’t chased after the dog it may have survived. I realize they were trying to help, but, one should never CHASE after a dog it makes the dog much more frightened then it has already been.

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  5. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Hate owners who treat dogs like this 🐕🐕🐕RIP SWEETIE !! 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕PLAY WHITH THE OTHER ANIMALS IN HAVEN ❤❤❤❤❤👣👣👣

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  6. Bunny Peters says:

    Heartbreaking……. poor furbaby…… what total POS humans……. deserve the same……

    RIP precious baby…….

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    They couldn’t wait until the shelter was open to take her there? The people that dumped her like this need to be found and charged! Rest in peace sweet dog, I’m so sorry life treated you this way.

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  8. Cynthia Como says:

    Once again I’m horrified! More tears and heartache,and again……IF YOU CANT TAKE CARE OF AND LOVE A PET FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIFE,DONT OWN ONE!!! And once again I’m praying the piece of shit who did this will one day know some suffering in their life and giving no mercy when they answer to God,may they rot in hell!

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