A DOG lover is devastated after her petrified pooch ran off during a serious car crash and has not returned home.

Amanda Henry from Maybole was covered in blood and broke her back after her Nissan rolled over three times following the smash near Minishant.

Her spaniel Holly was inside with two other dogs which flew out of the vehicle and onto the field where the terrified animal sped off in the opposite direction.

A nearby farmer rescued the two other dogs, but Holly is still missing over a week later after a frantic search.

Amanda who spent four days in Ayr Hospital where she was given 30 stitches to her head and was treated for a fracture to her spine is desperate to get Holly back home.

Holly was part of a family of 10 dogs, and life has not been the same without her.

Heartbroken Amanda told the Advertiser: “The car flipped into the field; we must have rolled about three times.

“The boot burst open and I’ve got a purpose-built dog box that goes in the back of it. The impact forced that out of the car the doors on the front of it broke and came off it.

“At that point my car is on its side and there are large amounts of blood pouring from my head, it was pretty scary.

“I felt pain in my back. There was one guy who is ex-military who helped, he made quite a significant difference. I would urge people to get first aid trained because accidents happen at the end of the day, he insisted that I wasn’t moved.

“We have 10 dogs at home. I was just taking three of them out for a walk.

“All three escaped, two of them were caught by the neighbouring farm, but Holly sped off in a difference direction.

“When I got to the hospital and the police arrived. I kept asking ‘where’s my dogs’?”

Since the crash Amanda has been overwhelmed by the response, with the local community and groups from further afield sharing her appeal and offering support.

Amanda said: “The general public are incredible, that road has been filled with cars since that happened and volunteers from all over Ayrshire. I think we should be proud of Ayrshire folk and how they have rallied round.”

Amanda believes tragic Holly can still be found, but is unable to go look for her as she recovers in a back brace.

She added: “The trouble is dogs will naturally return to where they have become lost but when she goes back I’m not there. I physically can’t be there because of the fracture in my back.

“We just want her back, it would be like having all our Christmases at once.”