A puppy was left with two broken legs after jumping from a flat window when he spotted his owner outside.
Noodle, an Italian Whippet and Greyhound cross, leaped from the second floor of a flat when he spotted owner Alfie Harrison leaving.
Stirling native Alfie, who was visiting his brother at university in Falmouth, England, saw a “blur” plummet from the window and was left horrified when accompanying screams revealed it was the 11-month-old pup.
The dog was rushed to the vets and received emergency surgery after it was revealed that he shattered the bones in both forearms during the landing.
Alfie’s brother has now launched a GoFundMe in the hope that enough funds can be raised for the remainder of Noodle’s surgery.
The GoFundMe page said: “Alfie was leaving his brother’s flat when he saw a blur plummet from the second story window.
“The accompanying screams had him in shock: it was his 11-month-old puppy, Noodle, his best friend and therapy dog.
“Noodle had jumped because he saw his human outside, and didn’t realize that running to him would result in shattered bones in both of his forearms (the bottom part of the foreleg).
“With the help of loving neighbours, Alfie and his brother were able to splint both forelegs and rush Noodle to the animal hospital. Noodle needed emergency surgery.
“Doctors set the bones and fit metal plates into each broken leg. To cover the costs, Alfie, a college student with spectrum disorder, sold everything of value he owns (his Playstation and two guitars, and soon his car). But the bill was high, and Noodle’s insurance did not cover it.
“Alfie still needs £8000 to pay for the procedures and we, his friends, are rallying to get that together for him. Noodle is his best friend and an essential source of emotional support and wellbeing for Alfie.
“We all love Noodle too. If you knew him, so would you.
“Can you help with a small contribution? Thank you.”
You can donate to the GoFundMe here.