Tuesday 21 February 2017

Irish woman seeks kind stranger who stopped to comfort her dying dog

Owner received letter assuring her that her dog was not alone as he died

Published 03/11/2015 | 11:29

Lisa's son Jordan with Shadow. 'He lost his best friend'.

An Irish woman is seeking to find a kind stranger who stopped to comfort her dying dog.

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Lisa Mulligan(27) has contacted Independent.ie in a bid 'just to thank the people who stopped to help him'.

Two weeks ago, while Lisa was out of the country, her dog Shadow was struck and killed by a car.

Upon her return, she left flowers at the spot where he died. Lisa didn't realise the full story behind Shadow's final moments, but when she returned a week later she found a letter left for her.

The letter read:

"I just wanted you to know that your lovely dog was minded by many different people on the sad day he died.

I was on my way to school and stopped when I saw him, I was then joined by a man and his daughter and a lady came out from a nearby house".

"He was surrounded by people who, although they didn't know him, stayed with him and shed a tear for his loss".

"I was sad to leave him but the man assured me he would keep an eye on him".

"It is clear that you loved him and he was well-minded".

"May he run free at rainbow bridge".

Lisa told Independent.ie that she wanted to share the story, "just to thank the people who stopped to help him".

"It just makes me feel so much better that he was not alone".

Shadow was a Siberian husky and would have been four years old this Christmas.

Lisa's son Jordan with Shadow. 'He lost his best friend'.
Lisa's son Jordan with Shadow. 'He lost his best friend'.

"I'm trying to reach out... for them to no how grateful I am... and how thankful i am to the person who wrote this letter".

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