Dog rescue reunion

Burton Flemming Oscar the Dalmation is reunited with his rescuer Mark Robinson...pictured left to right Owner Mandy Miller and Mark.112149 b Picture  Richard Ponter  '27/05/11

Burton Flemming Oscar the Dalmation is reunited with his rescuer Mark Robinson...pictured left to right Owner Mandy Miller and Mark.112149 b Picture Richard Ponter '27/05/11

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A DELIGHTED dog owner has been reunited with the “Good Samaritan” who helped rescue her beloved pet.

Following an article in the Evening News, Mandy Miller has met up with Mark Robinson, the kind stranger who carried her dog Oscar up steep cliffs to safety after he fractured his leg.

The Dalmatian had ben playing in rock pools at Cayton Bay when he fell and sustained the painful injury.

Mrs Miller, of Burton Fleming, said: “I don’t know what I’d have done without him. I wouldn’t have been able to carry Oscar myself and I’m so grateful to Mark.

“It’s wonderful to be able to meet him and say thank you.”

Mr Robinson, who lives in Middlesbrough and makes regular trips to Scarborough, said it was a “million to one” chance that he even found out about the story in the Evening News, asking the Good Samaritan to get in touch.

He said: “I saw some friends in the pub when I was in Scarborough last week. I told them my arm was a bit sore and explained that I had carried an injured dog.

“They told me I’d been in the paper - I couldn’t believe it! I’d been thinking about it all week long and wondered how Oscar was doing.”

Mr Robinson, who works for Corus Steel, said he was delighted to be able to meet up with Oscar and Mandy again.

He said: “My last thought when it happened was that I had never seen anything in such pain and I could see the predicament that Mandy was in.

“I have my own dog and I just can’t bear the though of an animal suffering. If I’d have had to carry him all the way to the vets, I would have.”

Seven-year-old Oscar was treated at Filey Vets and may now need an operation on his leg.