Just received a note about something traumatic that happened on Admiral earlier today, with a request to let everyone know about those who did a very good deed as a result. We’re putting it up exactly as we received it, and it’s a bit long, so if you’re seeing this on the home page, click ahead to read:
While driving down the West side of Admiral this morning, two loose dogs ran across the street. I hit my brakes and laid on my horn–unfortunately, the guy in the maroon sedan coming up the hill either didn’t notice or didn’t care and hit one of the dogs. I have a hard time believing he didn’t notice because my car horn was blaring and he hit the dog hard enough that it broke off a piece of his bumper.
I pulled over and wrangled the second dog into my car. A woman named Cinda pulled over, covered the deceased dog with a towel, carried him to a yard and called the owner. One man jumped out and started directing traffic around us; another lit flares and set them out for further traffic control.
When the dogs’ owner showed up, she was inconsolable–the dog belonged
to her husband who had been killed two years ago. One of the neighbors brought her tea; Cinda continued to call people to find someone to be with this young woman.
I’ve since received a phone call from the owner’s brother thanking me
for helping his sister. I want to forward that thanks to everyone who
stopped and did what they could for the dogs and for the owner.
I also want to stress how incredibly important it is to have your
animals licensed! Because the dogs were so well-licensed and identified, we were able to reach the owner immediately.
Thanks again to everyone who helped our neighbor.