Student rescues escaped dog in Forest Gate

PUBLISHED: 14:55 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 24 February 2017

Winston Shaw

Winston Shaw


A caring student has helped reunite a dog with its owner after finding the escaped pet on his way to school.

Winston Shaw, who attends St Bonaventure’s, in Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, scooped up the scared dog, named Alvin, and saved him from the extremely busy Plashet Road on Wednesday morning.

Year 11 student Winston and the school’s assistant business manager, Lisa Skelton, managed to track down the owner, who didn’t realise the dog had escaped, after calling Goddards, a vets in Stratford.

“I just couldn’t leave the frightened little dog there on the busy road and ignore it,” Winston explained.

“It’s unusual to see a dog on its own so I realised it must have escaped and thought by taking it to school it would be safe and we had a good chance of reuniting it with its owner.

“I’m really glad I did and Alvin is now back where he belongs.”

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