Thursday, October 2, 2008

Very sad about man killed saving dogs

"Man killed saving three dogs may be buried as pauper
Hailed as hero, officials unable to find any relatives
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Oct. 2, 2008, 1:51AM
Three dogs rescued by Houston animal-control officers after a Hurricane Ike relief worker died trying to reach them are back with their owner, but a Florida man hailed as a hero may be buried as a pauper.

Robert "Bob" Emery, who was from Florida and in Texas to help clear storm debris, died late Saturday after dashing onto the East Freeway to reach the dogs who were huddled in the emergency lane against a cement median. He was struck by a passing motorcycle.

Officers brought the dogs to a city kennel where they were held until Wednesday when, thanks to a rabies-vaccine tag, they were reunited with their owner." Read the rest of the story

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