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Grandmother thanks men who helped her injured dog

jpco 5-3-14 Laureen and a photograph of her late dog Barney (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140303-132405001

jpco 5-3-14 Laureen and a photograph of her late dog Barney (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140303-132405001

A grandmother thanked the men who carried her dog to her car after it suffered an agonising injury.

Laureen Eaton’s Yellow Labrador, Barney, 14, died on February 21 after an innocuous bump left him “screaming in pain” while out on a walk in Goffs Park.

Mrs Eaton, of Southgate, who had owned Barney since he was six-weeks-old, said: “It was very very painful and he just collapsed on the ground.

“He was screaming with pain, it was very distressing.”

Mrs Eaton’s grandson, Luca, 7, was with her when Barney was hurt on February 17.

He stayed with the dog, who had arthritis in all his legs, while she looked for help.

She said: “Luca was quite calm. He took it on his stride more than I did.”

Three men who were waiting outside the council offices at the park offered their help.

One rolled Barney on to his jacket and carried him to Mrs Eaton’s car.

She said: “I would just like to say how grateful I am.

“If they hadn’t been there I don’t know what I would have done.

“It was really kind of them and I really appreciate it.”

She took Barney to the vet but his health deteriorated over the week.

She said vets initially thought Barney had a tumour because of the pain.

Mrs Eaton said: “He was very gentle dog and will be greatly missed.

“We had a lot of good times together walking across fields when we lived in Broadbridge Heath.

“He was good with children, loved people and got on well with other dogs.”

Her husband, David, was doing missionary work in Sri Lanka at the time.

Mrs Eaton, a part-time doula, did not bother him with the news until he came back on Tuesday (March 4).

 

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