Owners hunt for dog rescuer

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AN Alnwick woman is appealing for the kind stranger who found her dog to come forward so she say thanks.

Roly, a border collie, belonging to Nancy and Brian Aitman, of Upper Barresdale, escaped through an open gate at home on the morning of Friday, April 15.

Mrs Aitman contacted the dog warden at Northumberland County Council, the police station and the vets in the hope that someone would find him.

Roly was found on the Lion Bridge in Alnwick and taken to the town’s police station.

Mrs Aitman, 71, said: “Roly is 14 years old and very deaf – he must have been so afraid of the traffic.

“If it was not for the kindness of this person I cannot begin to imagine what could have happened.

“We don’t know who it is, whether it was someone in a car or someone walking. We just want to thank them.”

The Aitmans were particularly concerned as Roly had gone missing before and walked all the way to Longhoughton, where they used to live, and thought he may be trying to do it again.

Mrs Aitman has asked the person who found Roly to contact her through the Gazette so she can thank them personally.