Rescued by good Samaritan

Celia Fenton, who fainted while walking dogs, wrote a letter to the press thanking the stranger who helped her.
Celia Fenton, who fainted while walking dogs, wrote a letter to the press thanking the stranger who helped her.

Celia Fenton had been walking her two dogs Dougy and Nanga, plus her sister’s dogs Dougal and Rosie, when she blacked out.

Her next memory was being told that an ambulance was arriving to help. Despite being disoriented, Ms Fenton remembered she still had four dogs to look after. Fortunately the nameless and faceless helper was on hand, kindly returning the dogs to Ms Fenton’s property while she was taken to Fremantle Hospital.

When she was discharged the following day, Ms Fenton was elated to find all four dogs waiting for her to return.

‘When I came home the dogs were all fighting fit. They were quite hungry, obviously, but they were all excited to see me,’ she said.

‘I was amazed that someone could be so kind. I wasn’t physically capable of getting up and getting my dogs. I didn’t know where I was or what was happening, except that I had four dogs with me at some point.

‘For someone to actually be kind enough not only to call an ambulance for me but to collect the dogs and walk them home is incredible.’

With only a vague recollection of the afternoon, Ms Fenton wrote to the Gazette in the hope her message of thanks would find her helper.

‘I’ve been walking since but I hardly dare walk in the same place in case I walk past them and they think I’m being rude, but I just don’t remember much,’ she said.