Stranger thanked for dog ‘rescue’

Mandy Miller and dog Oscar want to thank a kind gentleman for assisting Oscar on Cayton Bay beach after he broke his leg...112079a   Picture by Richard Ponter

Mandy Miller and dog Oscar want to thank a kind gentleman for assisting Oscar on Cayton Bay beach after he broke his leg...112079a Picture by Richard Ponter

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THE owner of an injured Dalmatian wishes to thank the “Good Samaritan” who carried him up a steep cliff path to safety.

Seven-year-old Oscar suffered a fractured leg while playing in rock pools at Cayton Bay and owner Many Miller, of Burton Fleming, had no idea how she would get the six-stone dog back to her car.

Mrs Miller, 38, said: “I was on my own and in a panic. I couldn’t have got Oscar up the path myself and would have had to call the coastguard.”

The incident happened on Wednesday lunchtime when Oscar fell on some rocks.

Mrs Miller said: “I heard a piercing scream and when I looked round he was on his back.

“A guy who was also walking his dog came running over and tried to calm Oscar down.

“He offered to carry him up the cliff and I said ‘You can’t, he weighs 40 kilos’, but he insisted and carried him all the way to the cafe at the top.”

Mrs Miller brought her car to the cafe and the kind stranger lifted Oscar into the back.

She then rushed her beloved pet to Filey Vets, who were “absolutely fantastic”.

Mrs Miller said: “I was in such a flap I can’t remember if I thanked the man who helped me.

“I couldn’t have managed with Oscar on my own and if he’d had to walk his leg could have been a lot worse.

“I’ve never encountered kindness like it. I would just like to say a big thank you - I’m so grateful.”

An X-ray showed that Oscar had suffered a fracture in his lower leg and is now having to wear a splint all the way up to his shoulder.

Mrs Miller said: “I’m taking him back next week. If it’s healing well it should be better in a few weeks, but not he might have to have an operation.

“He’s struggling to get about at the moment as he’s got arthritis in his other leg, but he’s been a bit better in himself.”

l Were you the “Good Samaritan” who carried Oscar to safety? Call reporter Susan Stephenson on (01723) 383877.