A fundraiser has been launched to help an injured dog who slipped her lead and fell down a 15 foot drop as she travelled to her new home in Arran.

Lucy, a fox red Labrador, who has been a therapy dog for most of her life, had been spooked by a train and had bolted on to the tracks and over a wall at Paisey Gilmour Street, as she was on her way to her new, permanent home in Arran.

After more than 24 hours of searching for her, train staff found her badly injured in an area close to the station.

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Due to being transferred from her foster home to her permanent home, Lucy wasn’t insured yet and her injuries are worse than first feared. She is now awaiting extensive surgery.

The pooch needs pins in her front leg, which was initially planned for amputation as a hip injury at the back has now been identified.

A fundraiser has now been set up to help Lucy in her recovery, with vets bills and aftercare treatment totalling around £4,500.

The fundraiser can be accessed here.