Friday, October 3, 2008

More on man killed trying to save dogs

"Woman praises Florida man killed trying to save dogs
By DANE SCHILLER Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Oct. 3, 2008, 10:12PM

The Houston owners of the three dogs that a Hurricane Ike relief worker from Florida died trying to save said Friday they feel horrible and are grateful to Robert "Bob" Emery.

Emery was killed the night of Sept. 27 as he tried to reach the three dogs, huddled on the East Freeway median, after one of them had apparently had its paw mangled by a passing car.
The three dogs had somehow gotten out of the yard about two days before the accident, said Jackie, who added that she and her husband spent hours driving around looking for them.

Jackie said she and her husband didn't immediately realize their dogs were the same ones in the accident.

By Wednesday, she had picked them from the city kennel, and had paid more than $400 in city fees.

The dogs named Honey and Nicky were fine, but Sweetie, a reddish retriever mix had a badly mangled paw and is hardly able to walk.

Given their fixed income, the couple Friday was trying to determine how best to get the dog back to health.
The Houston nonprofit group, No Paws Left Behind, has been taking up a collection for Emery's funeral and an effort to perhaps memorialize him." Read the full story

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