An adorable dog was saved from almost-certain death on a railway line just in the nick of time.
The female Chow Chow was spotted by an eagle-eyed train driver and she burnt on live rail tracks near Liverpool.
But luckily the driver managed to stop his train and safely rescue the pup, The Liverpool Echo reported, and get her to safely.
The four-legged friend is now being looked after by the RSPCA – who are desperately hunting for her owner.
Inspector Vicki McDonald said: “The dog smelt strongly of burning and was bleeding from the mouth as well as suffering a leg injury which she couldn’t bear weight on – it is miraculous she is alive.
"As she is a chow chow her fur was so thick that we don’t yet know if she has any other burn injuries, so she will be shaved at the vets so they can check her over.
“As she was so badly burnt though, her thick fur has been singed on her body.
"The poor dog must have been absolutely terrified.
“She was wearing a harness so is more than likely an owned dog who ran off while on a walk and we would love to reunite her with her family who could be desperately searching for her.
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"We scanned her for a microchip but couldn’t find one – it’s possible that the electrocution stopped it from working.
“At the moment she is in our care where she is being treated for injuries to her left leg and muzzle – but she isn’t out of the woods yet as it may be that the electrocution caused neurological damage and may not be noticeable straightaway.
"However she is getting a lot of love and care by staff at the hospital who are keeping an eye on her.
"The most important thing right now is she is conscious although a little subdued.
“We would love to reunite her with her owner as they must be worried sick.
“I’m so grateful to the train driver who spotted her and stopped the train in time, and also to the staff at the train station for contacting us so we could get her treated.
“We just want to get her back with her owners now and back where she belongs.”
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