Smith found the man near the Cattle Mark car park in Kingston lying on the ground unconscious with the dog tied to a railing close by. Smith, who is a war veteran and a former RAF engineer, then proceeded to contact the authorities and make sure the man was taken to the hospital.
Instead of letting the man’s dog go to the animal shelter, he volunteered to take it home and care for it until the man recovered.
“I knew the man would be taken care of at the hospital,” said Smith. “But who was going to take care of the dog?”
While the hurt man recovered, Smith and his wife Ann took care of the dog and ultimately discovered the dog had a chip and that it belonged to yet another man other than the injured one at the hospital. It turned out that the injured man had collapsed while take the dog for a walk for a friend.
The owners of the dog were very happy to get their dog back and had wondered what had happened. Smith says he will miss Lena, as it turns out the dog is called, but he is happy to have the whole strange story come to a nice ending. The man in the hospital will also recover.