Plea to trace Good Samaritan after pet dog's death

Mrs Pinkstone said at the time she was so upset she did not have a chance to thank the kind stranger.

Mrs Pinkstone said at the time she was so upset she did not have a chance to thank the kind stranger.

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A north Watford mother is trying to trace a Good Samaritan who helped her with the frantic rush to save her dog’s life after he was hit by a car.

Mary Pinkstone’s 15-month-old Jack Russell, Dexter, was fatally injured after he ran into the A41 last week.

As her dog lay seriously injured in the road a man in a car stopped to help her retrieve him and drove the pair to a vets in St Albans Road.

Mrs Pinkstone, 55, said at the time she was so upset she did not have a chance to thank the kind stranger.

She said: "I was so hysterical. I was just trying to keep the dog going. I could not think of a way to thank him as I was so panicked.

"By the time I had finished at the vets he had gone as I had to go round the back as they tried to resuscitate Dexter."

Before the fatal accident, Mrs Pinkstone had been for a walk with Dexter on the green near TopGolf on the morning of Friday, February 22.

The pair had been walking back to her home in Tudor Walk when the Jack Russell spotted a Staffordshire Bull Terrier on the other side of the A41 and ran darted into the road to go and play with it.

Mrs Pinkstone said: "He thought ‘I am going to play with that dog’ and off he went. I screamed as soon as it happened."

After Dexter was hit by the car and the man pulled up in a white car and put the hazard lights on to help Mrs Pinkstone retrieve Dexter before driving them to Medivet in St Albans Road.

Vets made efforts to resuscitate Dexter, but he had passed away in the car. Mrs Pinkstone added: "He (the man) was totally calm and he was saying don’t worry. He was very reassuring. It is nice to think there are nice human beings.

"I am just so appreciative. I feel that, even though he died, if he could have been saved, him taking me there could have helped as otherwise there would have been no other way I could have got to the vets.

"I would have just been sat at the side of the road with him."

Mrs Pinkstone added that her children and grandson had been left shocked and saddened by Dexter’s death.

She said: "He was a real character, he played with everybody. We got him at eight weeks old and we have got some funny and lovely memories of him.

"He went a bit too early. He was part of our family. We are all a bit lost this week."

Anyone with information about the kind stranger who helped Mrs Pinkstone can contact her via email at mpinkstone115@aol.com.

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6:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

OAC Bailiff says...

just shows there are a few good people still around
just shows there are a few good people still around OAC Bailiff
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2:15am Thu 28 Feb 13

emmaella says...

I to lost my german shepherd ella just before xmas she was six and just collapsed after being spooked by a noise my partner was walking her at the time a man and his wife helped to place her in their car on a blanket and bought them both home there are some kind people out there.....sometimes x I try to help people if I can because I always try to think one day it could be u losing anything you love is devastating and we now have a rescue german shepherd called storm adopted from southern counties gsd rescue I am sorry for your loss
I to lost my german shepherd ella just before xmas she was six and just collapsed after being spooked by a noise my partner was walking her at the time a man and his wife helped to place her in their car on a blanket and bought them both home there are some kind people out there.....sometimes x I try to help people if I can because I always try to think one day it could be u losing anything you love is devastating and we now have a rescue german shepherd called storm adopted from southern counties gsd rescue I am sorry for your loss emmaella
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8:47am Thu 28 Feb 13

MarsLander says...

Kind and helpful people do these things because of who they are. They do not expect thanks but I am sure the man involved, if he reads this story, will appreciate that you wanted to thank him.

Sorry about Dexter.
Kind and helpful people do these things because of who they are. They do not expect thanks but I am sure the man involved, if he reads this story, will appreciate that you wanted to thank him. Sorry about Dexter. MarsLander
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9:04am Thu 28 Feb 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Most Dog Lovers are nice people I have always found.
Most Dog Lovers are nice people I have always found. Hornets number 12 fan
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4:25pm Thu 28 Feb 13

MarsLander says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Most Dog Lovers are nice people I have always found.
I would agree with that.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Most Dog Lovers are nice people I have always found.[/p][/quote]I would agree with that. MarsLander
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9:47am Fri 1 Mar 13

WD18Firm says...

Had the dog been on a lead this tragic event would never have happened.
Had the dog been on a lead this tragic event would never have happened. WD18Firm
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8:37pm Fri 1 Mar 13

XSHARONX says...

I am sorry but the accident could of been avoided if you had put a lead on your dog...Especially on such a dangerous road..A lead is to stop things like that happening...Bless his little heart!!
I am sorry but the accident could of been avoided if you had put a lead on your dog...Especially on such a dangerous road..A lead is to stop things like that happening...Bless his little heart!! XSHARONX
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