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Gratitude to pet rescuer

Editor,

Earlier today, while walking my six month old Shih Tzu puppy off leash near a railway track, the sound of an approaching train terrified her and she ran off into the bush and down a bank towards the Columbia River. Frantically, for over an hour, I walked the pathway and down the bluff, calling her name.  When a fellow dog walker passed me, I would describe my puppy and ask him to keep an eye out for her.  Each walker assured me he would...all but one.  She introduced herself as Linda and offered to help me look.  After we searched for 20 minutes, Linda found my puppy far down the bluff and alerted me.

My puppy sleeps in a chair next to me as I type but I am almost certain she would not be here now had this stranger not taken the time and energy to walk up and down paths, calling the puppies name and giving her time to us.  Linda found the puppy in a place I would not have looked since I had already been there three times within an hour.  “I think I’ll look one more time” she said.  And that is how my sweet, little shih Tzu was found.

Thank you Linda!  Your empathy for me, caring for a little dog lost and kindness to a stranger is appreciated more than words can say.

 

Rhonda-Jo and Cherie Parker,

Castlegar

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