Losing a pet for anyone can be heartbreaking but for some the pain runs deeper.
There are so many people out there whose only companion in the world is their pet. So when they lose their friend it can be devastating.
One woman lost her beloved cat and was so beside herself with grief she called 911. Instead of reminding the lady that it wasn’t an emergency an officer went out to see her.
The officer’s compassion and actions are being praised all over the world.
The woman was clearly beside herself and didn’t know where to turn so called 911.
The 911 dispatcher was very kind and understanding as the woman told her story.
“I’m 61 years old,” the woman can be heard saying on the recording. “I don’t have any family at all, except these two cats, and I really don’t know what happened to this one.
‘I know you’re upset’
“But I don’t know who to call. I’m sorry. You guys don’t have to come and check on me,” she assured the dispatcher. “I’m OK.”
“OK. That’s all right, ma’am,” the dispatcher told her. “I know you’re upset.”
“Well… She’s just you know my pet,” the woman continued. “But… but I’m OK. I just didn’t know who to call. And I don’t have anyone to call.”
We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very…
The dispatcher in Rome, Georgia decided to send an officer to check on her. Officer Dylan Wright answered the call and what he did then went above and beyond the call of duty.
“We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very distraught over finding her cat deceased when she came home,” the Rome Georgia page posted on March 7. “She told the 911 operator she had no idea of what to do with her cat.”
‘Compassion and commitment’
“Dylan responded to the location offering comfort to the woman and realized the female lived alone and apparently had no immediate family. He left the location and went to Walmart and bought a shovel with his own money, then returned to the home where he dug a hole and buried the ladies’ cat for her.”
“His actions speak volumes to his character; having enough compassion and commitment to help ease the burden of someone he just met! Thank you Dylan Wright for your commitment to public service!”
The post has been shared almost 2,000 times with thousands of comments applauding his actions.
Listen to the call from the grieving woman in the video below.
The dispatcher and officer showed so much compassion toward this poor woman. Such a small act but one that made a huge difference to a distressed woman who felt alone in the world.
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