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Witham: Spaniel miraculously survives being hit by train
10:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A miracle dog struck by a train has returned home after vets feared he was not going to survive.
12-year-old springer spaniel Ben was rushed to Spring Lodge Vetinary Hospital after being hit by a train at a railway crossing in Burnham.
The dog was rushed to the surgery, in Powers Hall End, Witham, with blood gushing from its mouth, a broken jaw and its skull fractured in four places.
Vets initially gave Ben no chance of survival, but the much-loved family pet has returned home after owners Wiesia and Kevin Cooper spent £2,000 in fees.
Mrs Cooper, 55, of Chestnut Close, Burnham, said: “It’s amazing he’s still alive. The vets didn’t give him any hope what so ever, but we never gave up on him.”
Read more in the Witham and Braintree Times.