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R.I.P. BROOKSWOOD 6 – YOU WILL BE MISSED

RESOLVED.  OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILIES OF THESE 6 DOGS.

Please be sure you read the whole story before you comment, and please keep in mind that the owners of these pups will be reading your words – support and love will go much farther than venting anger at this time.

**EDIT TO ADD – WE KNOW THERE ARE STILL MANY QUESTIONS.  We expect that the Langley RCMP will release further details once they have received a full statement.  At this time it is unknown if they were travelling or parked when the dogs perished but we are hopeful the rcmp will release further info once they are able to.  Our goal was to determine what happened to the dogs and if a recovery was possible.  Any further investigation into this matter will need to be handled by the RCMP and SPCA**

As this is posted, the dog walker in charge of the dogs is headed to the Langley RCMP detachment to make a full statement and provide all details to the RCMP.  We have agreed to share Emma’s story here in detail, as she knows that many folks will have a difficult time understanding the decisions that were made.

We first talked to Emma the night the dogs went missing.  It was a fairly short and pointed conversation, through many tears, to gather information on all of the dogs to get the word out on our social media channels.  Immediately upon talking to her and hearing what had happened, we knew we were dealing with an extremely unusual situation and that this needed immediate action, regardless of what we were up against.  There were many unanswered questions that we knew could only be answered through investigation and with time, especially as the first few days passed with no confirmed sightings or solid leads.

After receiving several tips, Al knew it was time to have a heart to heart with Emma.  We knew that the risks were great, if Emma chose not to share her knowledge, the true fate of these dogs would never be known.  Our primary concern from day one has been getting this case resolved, whether positive or negative in outcome for the families involved – not knowing what has happened is a crushing experience.   We hoped that if Emma had the chance to explain her side of the story, we may be able to work with her to get this resolved for everyone.

Al met with Emma today and during their conversation as the facts started to come out, Al made it clear that immediately after the conversation was finished, she would make arrangements to head to the Langley RCMP detachment to provide full details to the investigating officer and we would notify the owners.

Emma has disclosed that on May 13th, all six dogs were in the back of her vehicle with the side vent windows open and water available, as she had done hundreds of times.  Sometime during the outing, all six dogs perished from heatstroke.  Upon arriving at the location and Emma seeing her beloved charges deceased, she went into a blind panic at the thought of notifying the families and the possible repercussions.   In a complete state of shock and panic, Emma made a desperate attempt to cover up what had happened and concocted a story to explain the loss of the dogs.

Emma knows that many will not understand and that there will be lots of anger.  Though the details of  her private life do not excuse what has happened,  she had recently stopped taking medication for panic attacks due to the side effects and was under a great amount of pressure regarding personal family issues.  She herself still doesn’t understand why she did what she did.

There were no witnesses to what happened and as a single mom dealing with many major stresses in her life, Emma was very fearful of the consequences of coming forward.  Though the whole situation is difficult to grasp, we are thankful that she was brave enough to come forward and provide the families involved with the opportunity for closure and take responsibility for what has happened.

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  1. I am sick at this news. Can you clarify: did the dogs perish DURING transit, or were they left in the vehicle parked. If so, for how long. My condolences to the dogs families. If they were my babies, I would need to know ALL details.

    1. Such sad news however the owners can have some closure now. Thoughts & Prayers are with the owners & also for the walker. This couldn’t have been easy for her. R.I.P all six of these little souls.

    2. I am so upset by that news! As dog walker all should knows that car are a real convection oven heatingbup easely to 112F in less then 10 min. Even with crack windows it gets hot!
      Of course we don’t have full details but just playing with the truth is upsetting enough!
      I feel for all owners! We give our dogs into care of people we trust and they can’t speak for themselves!
      Really upsetting! At least the truth is out and owner can morne their loss.

    3. Why does it matter if they were in route or parked. She sentenced these dogs to a horrible death and she should have known better.

      It only takes minutes for a dog to die in a hot vehicle yet people continue to do it. Every day I see dogs trapped in cars by thoughtless people. I always call the police (I’m hoping that every state will pass a law allowing people to smash the window and rescue the dog without penalty) but many times they simply take to long.

      I’ve experienced heat stroke in the desert and it’s not pleasant. It’s even worse for dogs who can only pant to cool down.

      I hope everyone goes out to their car and puts a thermometer in it after cracking the window. Then check the temp every 5 minutes then think about that any time you’re thinking that taking your pet with you and leaving them in the vehicle for a few minutes is harmless.

      Was she working alone or was she employed by an agency? I know I wouldn’t want to be this woman.

    4. I agree Terry Munro. Some may feel it’s better not to know, but some find greater consolation in knowing all the details so they can lay it to rest in their mind with no stone left unturned.

    5. The general public may never know all the details as this was so horrific that some members of society feel the need to lash out and on this case to the young woman involved. There are likely many layers of this story still to be revealed. My heart goes out to the families and there beloved pets but also to this young woman. I pray she gets any help she may need and that she can find herself once again.

    6. we will hopefully know all the details in time..there are alot of speculations..the last i heard, she was out of her area completely, in richmond…ended up in abbotsford, to dispose of the dogs, then ended up back in langley with the coverup story Petsearchers did she that the dogs did not die in langley…but who knows for sure until we hear her side of the story

  2. It sounds like she’s probably still lying. It doesn’t make sense that the dogs died in a ventilated, moving vehicle with water available. Hopefully the police are able to get the whole story.

    1. The vehicle wasn’t moving. She left them when she went into a store for AT LEAST 45 minutes (maybe even more, but that’s what she admits to).

  3. Very sad situation any way you look at it.. RIP.. Little ones..
    Condolences to the families involved, I can’t imagine how you feel..

  4. To the dog owners, I am so sorry for your loss. This is unimaginable and my heart breaks for all of you.

  5. As a dog owner and lover of all animals, this broke my heart to hear. I feel for the families that lost their beloved pets and friends, and cannot fathom what this woman was thinking.

  6. Too the owners of these dogs. My heart goes out to all of you. I am so very very sorry for your loss. May your babies R.I.P.

  7. I feel for the families that had to be out through this. We should be able to trust the people we hire to care for our animal family members. I can’t say I do not have anger for Emmie because what she did to those families for almost a week is inexcusable. Run free babies and know your families hurt without you.

  8. My heartfelt condolences go out to all the families of these poor dogs, so tragic. I have no sympathy whatsoever for the dog walker and the grief she has bestowed on these 6 families.

  9. I am very sorry for your loss of all YOUR dogs.. They are not my dogs but my heart is crying for all of them…. Sorry again.. Rest easy everyone… XO

  10. As a pet owner my heart goes out to all the owners who lost their beloved friends. At the same time my prayers go out to Emma who must be going through her own kind of pain. With many hugs for all.

  11. As I read this tears are flowing….I’m so sorry to the families that have lost their precious 4 legged children…. I look at mine sitting with me… I can only imagine how hurt and devastated you all are…. As for Emma…. I’m sorry but I’m very angry at the cover up!!! Those dogs were family, honesty as bad as it would be… Would’ve lessoned the blow just even a little bit!! Run free on the rainbow bridge…. You will all be together again.

    1. I love your post,it made me cry as well .I also consider my pets family members.The whole situation is truly heart breaking.My heart goes out to the families .

  12. I truly feel for the families of the dogs. I can’t help but cry. I’m sorry for your loss. There are no words to help ease your pain and suffering. ***hugs***

  13. Simply tragic. Did the grieving families get an opportunity to at least make choices about their beloved pets’ remains?

  14. Thank you Petfinders for solving this mystery. To the owners – I am sorry for the loss of your furry family members.

  15. I am so sorry for all you went through this week and now your grievances. Just such a heartbreaking story

  16. My heart aches for all the families. I pray for all of you , that you have the strength to bear this.

  17. So incredibly sad on so many levels :( I hope there was lots of wagging tails and running around when they reached the Rainbow Bridge <3 And, to the woman responsible, I hope you get the help you need. Tragic.

  18. so sorry to hear of the losses these families have had to go through. I pray for the woman that this happened to. she needs our prayers also.

    1. Lauren, you are so right. She was not malicious in intent and the sad consequences of her mistakes will haunt her forever.

      1. How do you know Jls, how do you know?? Were you there? Do you know this Emma personally? I was saying from day one that her story about going to the washroom for 10 minutes thing was stupid on her part. I have a puppy and she was with me that particular day and let me tell you, it was hot in the car ok! So for a supposed professional that us dog owners depend on to take care of our pups, she used the Worst of common sense in her actions! I’m totally traumatized by the actions of Emma

        1. A reminder to all, one of the dogs belonged to the dog walker so it probably was unintentioal. If they were , in fact moving, the dogs may have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in the back of the truck. If they were parked then they suffered heat stroke. I own 9 dogs and 5 cats and would be devastated by the loss of any of my furry children. I offer my deepest condolences to all the owners of these poor souls who were taken so tragically and too soon. May you find peace in having closure at least.

    2. Such a tragedy. My heart aches for the owners of these poor animals, including Emma, who also lst her own pet that day.
      Hugs from Denmark

  19. I send my heartfelt condolences to the ‘parents’ of all these furbabies…and my furbabies send puppyloves. I can only imagine what they are going through after learning this….. Hugs to you all!

  20. So sorry for your losses, to the families of the 6 furbabies. They will wait for you at the Rainbow Bridge. ♥

  21. I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart is breaking for the fur babies and their loved ones. I feel bad for Emma too. She must be feeling horrible. If only…but there isn’t any if only’s. Hugs to all those who are hurting and a rest in peace for all the Brookswood 6.

  22. Feel totally sick to my stomach after reading this. Those poor poor puppies and their families. I feel anger towards Emma but out of respect for the families I will keep my thoughts to myself. :(

  23. To the families that have lost their dogs, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. With the truth of what has happened to your beloved pet, you now begin the difficult journey of saying your final farewell, grieving your loss, and when you are ready, healing your hearts. May you find some comfort with your friends and family, during this very difficult time. You are not alone.

  24. Feeling very sick at heart reading this information. The dogs are all running around over the Rainbow Bridge waiting for their two legged family members. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  25. It’s similar to an accidental homicide, or leaving the scene of an accident – fight or flight kicked in. This woman will be vilified endlessly. I don’t doubt her horror and heartbreak – she could have saved so much emotion, time, money, energy is she opted for truth. The families deserved it immediately not a week later. How she could be so unaware of the dangers is beyond me….Thank you to PetFinders for getting to the bottom of it. I hope at the very least, the lesson is driven home once and for all that pets and warm vehicles do not mix.

    1. Well said Mchele. Sometimes it takes tragedy to raise awareness. I hope these babies don’t die in vein and will reinforce the message that we need our dogs to not be left in vehicles in warm weather; no matter what!!!!!!! Emma will likely scold herself enough and doesn’t need more wrath even though I’m confused as to her choices especially since this was her specialty. I’m thankful that the owners will be able to move on and begin to deal with their loss. A true tragedy to everyone involved.

  26. My sincere condolences to the families that have lost their beloved pets, and who had to endure a week of holding onto some kind of hope that their pets would be found. Where did she dispose of the dogs? Did she take this away too, giving the Owners a chance to say goodbye to their beloved pets?

    I have read the entire article above and I’m sorry, but this was neglect, clearly negligence and neglect! We all have personal family issues we deal with, and there are millions of people who take medication for anxiety and panic attacks. How long were these dogs left in the truck? If this was such a hot day, being left in the truck for one minute is too long. I would think that an experienced dog walker would know this…regardless of whether there was water or open sides.

    I would and now will never entrust my dog to a dog walker. I hope charges of some kind will be laid. This woman should never be allowed to be entrusted with dogs again. I appreciate the fact that it took some courage to finally come forward and admit what happened, it should never have taken this long.

    I am so saddened by this whole story. My heart breaks for the families. :(

    1. I agree with you. As a person that has an anxiety disorder, I am trying to have compassion for Emma, as well as all others involved but this was not a boo-boo that couldn’t have been avoided.
      Everyone has stress in their lives. I don’t want to villify her but I’m having a hard time with this.

    2. Dianne,
      I am a very responsible dog sitter and have good clients. I treat their pets like my own. Please don’t judge all dog walkers/pet sitters because of this situation. <3 Its heartbreaking for everyone and I have also shed many tears for the dogs and their owners tonight. <3

    3. We were asked nicely, however difficult, not to air our grievances about the fog walker. Please..more respect to the families during this tragic time.

    4. Jeez, Dianne. Yes, Emma made a mistake. Do you ever make mistakes or are you super human? And please, how can you judge what is going on in Emma’s life? Do you know the details? Or are you just making assumptions and generalizations?
      I hope that when you make a mistake (because mistakes… they are whens, not ifs), people will be kinder in their judgement to you.
      I feel sorry for Emma – she must be going through hell right now.

      1. We all make mistakes, but this is an inexcusable, unforgivable mistake. Regardless of what was going on in her life, this could have been avoided. Good that she is going through hell, that’s what happens when you do something terrible. She will get help and move on, as will the families that lost their pets, but I think that she deserves the guilt and whatever legal repercussions she incurs.

    5. I understand people blaming the dog walker as it really is no one else’s fault but hers, but as a dog walker/sitter myself it saddens me to hear people say they will never trust their dogs with a dog walker again. If you had a child and had heard of a babysitter abusing the child they were watching, would u never hire a babysitter again? I for one walk one clients dog or dogs at once and never take them in a vehicle; walking them from their home around their neighbourhood or through nearby walking trails/fields etc. I just don’t feel that every dog walker should now be punished for one persons stupid mistake.. which is exactly what it was was utter stupidity whichever way u want to look at it. This was an individuals poor decision and should be treated as such.

  27. I am heart broken for the families and for the dogs. Having said that, when on leaves a dog or a family member in the care of someone, one believes that the loved ones will be cared for. Emma I am sorry for you and I am sure this is not easy. However, this does not excuse the fact that these babies should not have been left in a car in the heat. Furthermore, a few minutes should not have killed them. I am not sure if the whole story has come out. Let this be a lesson to everyone who leaves dogs in cars in extreme temperature.

    1. I was thinking the same thing? If had water , why did they die so suddenly. Must have been left unattended for a Long time. Or they didn’t have water

  28. Im in tears :( Where are the dogs.There are too many unanswered questions.The trust the owners had.Im angry..Im in shock.Tragic..those poor dogs…

  29. In memory of Buddy, Mia, Molly, Teemo,Oscar,and Salty. My heartaches for you all. I would like to Thank BC Missing Pets for all the time they have spent on this to get the answers for all the families. This is not want we all wanted to hear :( My thoughts and prayers go out to you all <3

  30. For this woman to be using an anxiety disorder as an excuse is horrible. I also have an anxiety/panic disorder and it in no way stops me from knowing what is right and wrong. I hope that she is charged to the full extent of the law. This is horrible and I hope that the families are ok. I know that dogs are family members and cant imagine what they have gone through this week. I have zero sympathy for this woman

    1. I agree, I have health problems that I have to take medication for including anti anxiety meds. While I’m sure she is sorry, nothing can change something that never should have happened, for any reason. My heart goes out to these families and to the poor dogs that died needlessly. This is why my husband and I only travel together if a trusted family member can take care of our animals.

  31. I am just heart sick over this no dog should ever be locked in the back of a truck never mind 6 of them………. my heart goes out to the familys and as far as the dog sitter goes she should never be allowed to be near any animals at all…..

  32. My heartfelt condolences to all the families who lost their pets. I can’t stop crying thinking of them and how they must be feeling.

  33. My condolances for the families, I can’t even imagine…I would be inconsolable if it were my own furry child. I’m glad that Emma has had the courage to come forward and I believe that everyone who’s truly sorry for a wrong should be extended forgiveness….but. My issue here (and perhaps the owners have the full details that I don’t understand) is that what she says happened still doesn’t sound the full truth. The side vent windows were open and water was available and yet all 6 dogs died of heatstroke? I’m sorry, perhaps I’m missing part of the story but something still sounds not right; it still doesn’t sound like she’s telling the whole truth. I’m a pet owner, I can tell you this is something I never would’ve done….so very sad.

    1. I think something’s a little off too but 6 furry dogs in the back of a truck with a canopy would probably get more humid than with 1 dog alone. Still, if the side were wide open and water available (and not kicked over by a furry leg), would it still have happened? I don’t know. I imagine that the dog walker can’t be feeling good about any of this. I feel for all the people and pets involved.

    2. I agree with you rock8892. Something is still not right about this story. When you have been through someone killing your pet for real, you know when details are off especially with the wild goose chase. I know people make mistakes, but for these dogs to die all at once… really? And it’s interesting that as soon as someone knows they’ve screwed up and might get caught, all human emotion goes out the window because if remorse was really there, a confession of sorts wouldn’t have come after a week of trying to fool the public and leading the pet owners on search over the area at cost to them and the public’s donations.

  34. I feel for all involved….including ” Emmie”.. the dog walker who afterall, is just human… We all make mistakes, hers were bad ones….but she is just human…so lighten up , some of you…. who are of course innocent of ever making a mistake in ;your own life……

    1. Thank you for these comments,you took my words and made them better. I feel terrible for the families,and for the dog walker. As I read this I felt there was some mental health issues and as a sufferer of mental health issues,I understand how people sometimes do things that would be out of the norm for them. I pray for all involved and wish help for Emma. The negetive comments are nothing compared to the guilt she is probably feeling and I hope she will be able to come to terms with what happened and forgive herself. God Bless the dogs,families and Emma.

  35. I am so sorry to all of you that has to go through such an awful experience..i hope time will heal you all and you give another animal the love you have to give..my heart is breaking with you all..rip you beautiful dog’s..you will never be forgotten…

  36. I know there are no words that can be expressed that will make any difference to the owners of these lovely dogs. It won’t make you feel any better. But I am truly sorry for you loss, and the method of your loss.

  37. So many thanks to Petfinders for solving this horrible ruse but I have no sympathy for the dog walker. She was trusted to care for these dogs as their children. There is no excuse for her carelessness. There are no words to express my anger for her or the depth of my sympathy for the parents of these poor babys..Please know that we are here for you.

    1. I agree with your post. I have no sympathy here either and there’s something still not right about this story. I hope the RCMP will get the details so we can all know the truth. I am so upset because I love all dogs like they were my own. I am beyond anymore words.

    2. Please..have respect and don’t air your grievances here. This page is to offer our prayers and condolences to the families.

  38. My heart is broken. RIP and my thoughts and prayers with your families. To Emma, please let the families know where their beloved family members are. You will give them a bit of peace and do at least one act of kindness on your road to recovery for yourself.

  39. I am so sorry to hear this. We have 4 cats and 4 dogs….all rescues. My hear goes out to the families and to Emma. Emma you may have made a poor decision but I sincerely hope that you can get the help that is needed. I will not condemn your actions but I sincerely hope you do not make the same mistakes again.

  40. I am soooooo saddened to hear about the heartbreaking end to this story….you must be so heartbroken….my thoughts and prayers are with you and your beloved dogs…..

  41. [email protected] says:

    I think it is okay to be angry it is part of the stages of grief. People have a right to feel so, I would, I do! I was sick thinking about this situation and beside myself thinking, what if this was me? The only decent thing the walker did was confess the wrong she did, there is no excuse for lying. She is responsible for the death of 6 innocents. My heart goes out to those that lost their beloved friend.

    1. I’ll be honest, I’m angry with Emma for what happened. As a person who has an anxiety disorder, I tried to put myself in her shoes.
      What would I have done? Honestly, and it’s easy to be an armchair quarterback, I think I would have owned up right away. The impact that the “cover-up” would have on the anxiety issue would be enormous. She still would suffer through the admission and the aftermath but I think that the suffering is going to be much worse because she tried to hide it and made the families wait, worry and suffer, too. I’m just guessing, at this point.

    2. People are not grieving for a dog they never knew. People are out to judge, as they always are – because beating someone else up for a mistake makes them feel better about themselves. Please see if you can’t find some kindness in your heart for Emma.

      1. Yes. Many people make poor decisions and dangerous mistakes and thank the Lord get away with it. this young lady seems to have made one and alas did not. Sorrow for the dogs, and for the young lady too. She is probably bleeding inside for having the responsibility.

      2. Nop, not a single cell in me has any kindness for Emma, sorry. And yes, a lot of us are grieving for those dogs we never knew.

      3. thank-you aphillip and ralph- you are two of the few kind souls on this board- people love to judge and point fingers -not far from the days of stoning in the public square- i feel sorry for emma- i would not want to be her-

      4. Actually I am grieving for 6 dogs I never knew! I’m also grieving for their heartbroken families. Do you have pets?

  42. My heart breaks for all those involved, as a dog lover who lost my best friend to cancer I truly feel your pain.

  43. Very sad to read this terrible story and know the heartache these six families are going through. I pray for comfort and personal closure for each one of them. Nothing can excuse the behaviour of the “walker’!!

  44. I an heart sick at this devastating news. My prayers are sent to all those involved. Those beautiful babies are running around on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge… just waiting for that day when they see their families coming to be with them for always.

  45. The puppies are in a peaceful place now. Sad to hear about the neglect that they went through. But in all honesty no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes in life, w heather it with your kids, with your animals or with other in your life. Your actions will always affects the ones around to you. To Emma; you made a choice, and it sucks the repercussions of that choice was the 6 dogs passing away. Whatever you do I hope you dont let it destroy your life. Never forget what happened but dont let it destroy your life. My condolences to everyone effected. Xox

  46. R.I.P Langley 6 pack of beautiful dogs!!!❤❤much love n huge hugs to all families that have lost❤❤❤

  47. I am so sorry to hear this about your beloved pets. I hope that you can hold up in the next days as the “real” truth of what happened comes out and not this initial report which deflects what, when, how and why this tragedy really happened. You have everybody’s support.

  48. My heart aches for the dogs’ families…and for those beautiful dogs. My sincere condolences. And to the dogs: Farewell, sweet ones. You are loved; you are missed; you will be remembered always. Run free at The Bridge!

  49. Just sick and in tears! I am a dog walker/owner/boarder/groomer and have been following this story even to the point of going to this dog park where they supposedly were stolen from. Please don’t think all dog caregivers are this irresponsible and negligent, I would never leave dogs in a vehicle in the sun. There is no shade at all in the parking area of this park. It doesn’t matter what month of the year, if the sun is out you don’t do it! I know of a lady who lost her two beloved dogs in March and the windows were open a crack. At least there is closure and I’m sorry for all of the owners out there!

  50. Oh, how painful to all involved! My prayers and condolences to the owners of the dogs, and I’m going to against the flow here and add my prayers, condolences and support for the dog walker as well. What she did was wrong, yes and covering it up was even more wrong. I abhor her choices, but there are times in our lives when we all make horrible choices and have to live with the consequences. Her life will never be the same either and while everyone will forever show sympathy to the dog owners, few will extend the same to her. God bless and keep all of those involved.

  51. Tragic all around. I feel bad for the dogs and the families. I also hope that should Emma’s story be true and that she has been under tremendous stress, people will find it in themselves to understand that sometimes these things do happen to good people who are dealing with difficult personal circumstances.

  52. I am deeply hurt by this news. I too own a dog walking business and belong to a strong network of professional pet sitting companies. As such, I feel so much more information is missing. In the heat of last week the air conditioners ran endlessly in our work vans and trucks that were full of precious furry family members. Water was continually replenished and hikes took place mostly on shady trails. Living breathing beings don’t perish from heat during the length of transport required by dog walkers to get from point A to point B. It just doesn’t add up. I pray for those dogs parents and hope they get the answers we are all asking otherwise how can there be closure?

    1. I also agree…there are holes in this “breaking news flash” that just don’t add up
      Something’s missing here…this just doesn’t make sense

  53. I’ve just heard the news on the loss of these precious family members.
    I just want to say how sorry I am for the families that are suffering through this.
    Please know that our thoughts are with you all.

  54. Sincere condolences to the families of these 6 beautiful, innocent dogs who perished so tragically. You are in my thoughts and I am so sorry about your devastating loss. Your fur babies are looking down at you from Rainbow Bridge. My heart breaks for each and every one of you. RIP darling angels. xoxo

  55. I have such conflicting emotions when I think about Emma. I’m angry, I feel pity, I wonder why she felt the need to be deceptive? I’m also having a hard time wrapping my head around why Emma continued to care for peoples pets if she knew she was incapable of making sound decisions. We trust our pets with dog walkers and shouldn’t have to think twice about if they are being appropriately cared for. My heart sank when I learned the fate of these dogs and my heart goes out to all who lost their fur babies!! As an owner of three dogs I honestly can’t begin to fathom how you feel and know that there is a world of individuals who wish they could hug each of you personally. I hope this tragedy sends a message to everyone that dogs should never be left unattended in cars or trucks!

  56. They have crossed the rainbow bridge and now have peace. What the dog walker did is totally unacceptable. No excuse for any reason she chose that job and caused pain to so many owners.

  57. thank you Petfinders for your work, the story is tragic on all sides, but still many unanswered questions, I feel so sorry for the empty pet beds, and heavy hearts, mine is with you, prayers that you may find peace.

  58. So sorry this happened ,broke my heart to hear this today ,RIP fur babies, thoughts and prayers for the families

  59. While I realize this was an accident…it could have so been prevented and the method this woman chose to cover up her actions wound up causing even more pain for the families of these pups! Anyone caring for an animal should realize that a dog can develop heat stroke quite easily in this weather, and having five more dogs in closed quarters would only make matters worse! RIP sweethearts and may the families find some peace from this tragedy!

  60. Such a sad story and a sad ending. Thoughts and prayers to all the dog owners. May the good times you shared with your dogs and the fond memories assist you in your journey of healing.

  61. To say that “I’m sorry” almost doesn’t seem enough, but I hope it helps a bit. I also hope that
    the closure at least helps you to begin to heal.
    (And regarding Emma, I’m saddened as I’ve felt sympathy for her over the past week….and as Diane mentioned, she’s made a lot of people distrust a potentially wonderful industry)

  62. So heartbreaking! r.i.p poor puppies, my heart is breaking for the families, my thoughts are with you during this sad time .

  63. My condolences to all thalost your fur babies…as for the admins, it would be really helpful if you would be able to share the details as soon as possible, so that people following this story could learn the seriousness of leaving dogs in vehicles in the summer, even for five minutes

    1. We have and always will post stories, warnings and links regarding not leaving pets in vehicles. We know anyone who follows this page and website recognizes the serious consequences of leaving any living creature in a vehicle in any sort of warm to hot weather. And of course as soon as the police let any more information out it will be shared.

  64. I am so heartbroken to learn the truth behind this horrible tragedy. I am shocked and my heart and prayers go out to each and every family member. I wish there is something I can say or do to ease your sorrow and pain at you learn the terrible truth. I love my dog beyond measure and can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. RIP sweet angels. You are loved and will be remembered by many. God Bless you all. ♡

  65. Heartbreaking. The owners held onto hope for a week. They were led to believe there was hope. The community rallied to help find their dogs. They had hope. We all had hope. But all hope was dashed today…and it is so very sad. As a dog lover and owner, I cannot imagine what these owners are thinking or how they must feel. It is just so sad. Sincere condolences to all the families of these beautiful dogs.

  66. My heart sank when I heard that the 6 dogs had originally ‘escaped’..I wanted to reach out to Emma at that time. I have a dog grooming business and if one of my clients manages to get out of the yard, I go into ‘panic’ mode and just feel an overwhelming sense of distress and my first instinct is to move quickly to find the dogs at any cost. But, now hearing that Emma, who is responsible for the animals as any of us in the animal care field are, I’m at a loss of words when I just read what really happened. We all have problems, if we are overwhelmed, take a break, and re-group. Get your life and mental state figured out and then go back into it slowly. I’ve been there more than once, and i’ve had to do it. It is overwhelming to try to handle everything, something has to give, and i’m sorry, but its not your client’s furbaby! Emma, i guess you should be given some words of encouragement for stepping forward, but these owners have gone a week looking high and low for their family members and have been through hell not knowing where they were. I know that I would of been crying night and day and frantically searching. Now they are finding out the real story, I don’t know if its worse knowing that they died so senselessly..now the owners are having mental pictures of their beloved pet slowing dying in a hot car…’where were you?!’ I no longer have as much sympathy for Emma, now I just want to reach out to every Brookswood 6 dog owners and give my thoughts, prayers & sympathy. You entrusted your loving pets to someone that should of taken a rest and got her personal life under control. Its a sad situation all around and everyone has been affected, even the general public that now might question their animal care professionals perhaps.

    1. Very well put. I’m not sure how many people fully comprehend the agonizing way in which these dogs died. It is important to understand this for many different reasons. It is afterall the worst part of this whole sad story.

    2. (….more or less continuing the train of thought from my previous post. I’d like to mention again that I have no connection to the case or anyone involved in it.)
      What Emma has apparently done — not just the initial terrible judgment about the heat, but the prolonged desperate cover-up — is so wrong, that it’s hard to comprehend why a person who has successfully run her own business for some time would go so far astray.
      It makes me wonder if there were mental health issues involved. If there were: Let’s all find our compassion and remember that mental health issues are not the fault of the affected person. Also the justice system tends to view their responsibility for their actions as reduced.

  67. To Petsearchers – thank you for your intuition and your ability to provide the dog walker with a moment where she was able to say what she had been unable to say until now.
    To the families – we know how much you cared for your companions. We know that you wanted them to have exercise and be able to play and be outside and you hired a person who was able to do that for you and your companions. We know that you wanted the best for them.
    We cared for your companions, also. We memorized their pictures, we looked for them, we would see other dogs walking along the sidewalk or at the park who looked like your dogs and we would wonder. We sometimes lost sleep and felt the panic rising when the awful reality of this event would settle inside us. We wanted your companions to come back to you and know that you were all safe and happy again. We will wish we had more words and more ways to tell you how we feel and how deeply sorry we are for what has happened.

  68. I hope these families of the dogs know that in dog heaven they are running and playing and you will see them waiting for you one day! happy and healthy……..may you hearts heal! xox

  69. I was there at the park praying and holding vigil with the dog moms and dads. I met these wonderful Ppl, hugged them and saw their tears of sorrow and frustration. These are all good people who did not deserve this nor did their pets. They were there hoping beyond hope that someone anyone would come forward. To know at last that very person was 10 feet away is shocking. I can only imagine the horror of opening the back and seeing the dogs there and panicking and not knowing how to handle the horrifying situation. What she did was morally wrong, and yes she has to be held accountable. I sympathire with her family matters, but she should have called someone the second it happened. To the dog owners, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss I hope you will have closure and get the apology you sorely need. From a fellow dog mama I feel your pain and I’m crying with you. To Emma I’m sorry you’re facing your own personal hell, I hope you get the help you need and learn from this terrible lesson.

  70. Thank you petsearchers. You are so important to the communities of BC.
    To the owners of those beautiful woofers – I am so sorry you have to go through this. Let the thought of seeing them again one day ease your pain and know that all of us have your fur babies in our dreams tonight. Its all sticks and treaties now my little monkeys.

  71. This is heartbreaking news. My prayers and thoughts go out to each one of the pet owners who have lost part of their family today. You are all being thought of in this sad time, God Bless you all.

  72. I cannot imagine how those puppy’s families must be suffering. I shed tears as I hug my two fur babies, my only babies, and pray the families feel my love and sincere condolences. As a psych nurse I cannot help but also pray this young woman gets the help that she needs and that the families of all involved take some comfort in knowing they are in all of our thoughts today. My heartfelt hugs to you all….

  73. I cannot believe the horrific outcome of this story. My heart breaks for the owners of those dogs and for the poor dogs themselves. Such a horrible death. I hope that the owners are able to get past this nightmare soon. I am an animal lover and can not imagine what I would do in this situation. To Emma, you are brave for coming forth but still cannot understand why you made the decision you made. I feel for you families who lost your beloved dogs. xo

  74. My heart goes out to all the families involved. They trusted their beloved pets to someone and never got them home. I understand things happen but I have a hard time with the coverup. ? These families went through added grief. At least they have closure now. Emma must have been terrified but sorry that is no excuse for putting these families through this.

  75. To all the owners who lost their beloved dogs, I am so very sorry to hear this horrible news, I was so hopeful they would be found safe. My thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time.

    1. I, too, was hopeful they would be found and reunited with their owners. Such a sad situation…..my heart goes out to all the owners

  76. Each of these animals look to have been well cared for and loved. My heart is aching for the families of these dogs, especially since there were completely unnecessary complications in regards to locating them. May all involved find peace in the situation, and I hope that justice is rightly served.

  77. My sincere condolences to all the families who lost a beloved pet. They are part of the family and will be missed profoundly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  78. Thank you Petsearchers………without your diligence, the question of what happened to these poor furbabies may have never been answered. I am sick to my stomach and my heart breaks for their families
    .
    To the owners of these poor dogs, I send my most heart felt condolences. I am so terribly sorry. My words cannot express what I would like to say.

    To the dog walker, there is no excuse or reason for what you allowed to happen while you were entrusted with their care, and for leaving these families in the dark for so long.

  79. I am so sorry about the loss of these precious dogs. I have a rescue dog who I absolutely adore and if anything like this happened to him I would be absolutely devasted.

  80. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  81. It is such a sad and needless situation and my heart goes out to the people who not only had to go through the fear that someone had their dog and wonder if it was being treated well. Now they have to deal with the fact that all the hope in the world will never bring their beloved pet back and that it died a needless and horrible death. I am grateful that the truth finally came out and I pray that the owners of these dogs can eventually look past this terrible tradgedy and only reflect on the joyful times hey spent with their dog.
    To Emma…despite all the hardships in the world we all must face, it is never a reason for being irresponsible when a helpless being is dependent completely on you. Simply put, if you were unable to do what six families entrusted you to do, then you should not have taken on that resonsibiity. What if this had been a child? Your child… The consequences would have been far greater than what you will face now. I do however commend you for finally letting the truth come out.

  82. News 1130 just stated the bodies have been found and the spca is involved with the remains, , a charge of public mischief may be considered,

    1. when i first heard the story, i was so sympathetic to the dog walker. Working as a groomer with my own business, my worst fear is if one of my clients escaped while in my care. We all have personal problems, when you need medication, stay on it! If you can’t deal, then take a break when you are stable! I am disgusted at what had really happened to these dogs. The families have been in an emotional turmoil, searching high and low for their beloved pets, when the whole time, they were dead to someone they trusted to care for them. We all make mistakes, but this was not a mistake. Too many questions are still left unanswered, like “where was she while the dogs were suffering in her car?” Now, her clients can stop looking and living through the visuals of their beloved family member suffocating from the heat in a locked car with someone who was suppose to protect them. My thoughts & condolences go to all the families of these precious furbabies!

      1. Very well said. This was not a mistake, or an “accident”. This was a BASIC part of dogcare that a professional dogcarer would know the dangers of. What was she doing? I agree the visuals in ones head of what they went through will haunt the families now. There is no such thing as “closure” when you’ve lost a loved one, especially in such a way as this.

      2. You’ve described my sentiments exactly Candy. I hope we’ll soon find out the whole truth to the missing part of this TRAGIC STORY. I have much more I’d like to say in the way of anger & disgust but will save it for now. In the meantime, I have many tears of SADNESS for those poor, precious dogs, & their families:-( I’m so deeply sorry for your losses…

  83. I am so sorry. This should have never happened and my hearts are with all the families who lost their precious babies. I am an animal rescuer and if there is some way I can help, please know I am here for you. Terri Victoria BC

  84. I just heard about this tragic situation and am truly sorry for the owners losses. My first instinct was to express anger but I think that would be the expected emotion. I suppose I wish to know if the body’s of the dogs were recovered and if so the cause if death confirmed. Secondly I would hope this issue of heat exhaustion with pets in cars is paid attention too and would hope the future of dog walking and commercial pet transport is addressed. I do think as this business progresses these type of incidents do not occur. I do believe most dog walkers are lovers of animals and would take the time to care for animals and to ensure its safety. Maybe guidelines need to be established going forward for these business.

    Sorry for your loses.

  85. So sorry to hear the sad news about these beloved dogs. My thoughts and prayers to the owners of these beloved furry family members. R I P doggies you are in doggie heaven…

  86. The only positive thing about this tragedy is hopefully that it will raise awareness about leaving pets is cars on warm days,,,hot days or any day for that matter ..
    No pets should be left unattended in a car…leave them at home people.. .theft also a potential problem .
    ..
    .Sadly it is a COMMON sight to see this.. ..people seem to think leaving a window open is ok….i have seen it often..ask any big store. like Canadian Tire ,,,Costco,,etc ..they see it all the time.
    ..
    if anyone sees a pet locked in a vehicle .please don’t assume owner will come back soon..
    .call 911..or the SPCA CRUELTY LINE 1-855-622-7722
    ( 8am-7:30 pm Monday-Friday ) Sat + Sunday 9-5)

    Stay with the pet to monitor pet until help arrives…get others to stay with you …pictures help in case needed..
    PLEASE keep these numbers handy ..store in your phones,
    ,
    In their memory,,,lets all keep a look out for ALL pets,,,be it neglect,,cruelty..abuse.

    .We are their voices.
    Sincere condolences
    .

    1. Great, this is important information. All you dog walkers/pet owners out there post these numbers and information at your dog parks and pass the info out to whomever you can in the parks you visit.

  87. My thoughts are with the owners and families of the dogs right now. I am heartbroken with you. Please know that I’m thinking of all of you.

  88. I find solace in knowing how much every one of these dogs was loved, so much so that their owners wanted them to be exercised during the day when they couldn’t take them. I am sure that every one of them had a beautiful life, and I will focus on that, not on their untimely and tragic demise. I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope the elderly woman who recently lost her husband will be ok.. As for the dog walker, my heart breaks for the guilt and shame she will bear for her part in this tragic event. Oh, but if we could turn back time……

  89. My sincere condolences to the families of these loved family members. This was a situation that unfortunetly will be repeated until it is understood — Animals (like people) cannot survive left in vehicles. Heat and cold alike = same outcome. Pet searchers deserves thanks for solving the mystery behind the disappearance of these 6 dogs.

  90. Thank you pet searchers , you words were well written and very thoughtful to all concerned. A very sad time for all

  91. After days of praying for the safe return of the six dogs, I am so devastated to learn what happened to them. To the families of those precious six, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I am absolutely heartbroken for you. Please know that there are many of us out here who, while we may never meet, are thinking of you and your families, and hoping you are able to find some peace and comfort through the difficult days ahead.

  92. This is a shocking & tragic story, and my heart aches for all the loving dog owners involved. I hope you all can find it in your hearts to forgive Emma’s thoughtless actions in the loss and the cover-up. I pray that you’ll recover your loved one, and have the opportunity to gain your peace. RIP to all your loyal friends.

  93. From the moment I heard this story my heart sank. I felt there was more to it than was being said yet I couldn’t wrap my mind around the alternative which sadly now has come to be true.

    To the owners of these precious babies, my heart is so heavy with total loss and devastation for you. My tears are ongoing and I am so very saddened and sorry for your loss.

    I pray you will be able to in time, eternally memorialize your precious babies in your heart and through memory.

    As a business owner in the pet services industry I implore people to do background checks and demand credentials when leaving your most precious ones in the care of someone else. This should have never happened and was easily preventable. Simply tragic.

    I pray for all the babies, may you rest in peace knowing how much you are loved by your owners as well as strangers from all over.

    My deepest heartfelt and sincerest condolences and sympathies.

  94. My heart is broken thinking of the loss you wonderful families are dealing with. I wish I could take some of the pain you are going through. Thank you to the Petsearchers who solved this. RIP sweet fur babies. You brought great love and joy in your short lives.

  95. I’m just so very heartbroken for all the families who have lost a beloved member of their family, especially under such tragic circumstances. I’m very sorry for your loss!!!

  96. I am so sad for all of you. I live in Brookswood and am a dog owner as well. My heart goes out to all the families that have lost their dear family member. My sincere condolences. xo

  97. First and foremost, my sincere and deepest sympathies for the families and friends who loved and cherished these 6 precious furbabies. I have two Angel furbabies waiting for me at “Rainbow Bridge” so in my prayers I will tell my beloved “Wolfie” and my Princess “Sherah” to make sure they ‘share’ some of their heavenly toys and have some good fun running, rolling and rollicking in the lush green meadows along with majestic-girl Mia, spirited-boy Buddy, handsome-boy Oscar, sweet-loving Salty-girl, terrific-boy Teemo, and magnificent Molly-girl! May the memories, photos, videos etc,. that you have of your beloved angelic furbabies, help you through this most difficult, traumatic and heart-breaking time! Many thanks to the people at “Petsearchers” who worked so diligently to find the truth. Once again, Deepest Sympathies from Lee and “Lucky” in N.W. Ontario.

  98. Thank you Petsearchers for all your work. Without your help and support, this case would have been unresolved. Even though the outcome is less than ideal, at least the owners can grieve and Emma can get the help she needs. Thank you,

  99. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have lost their beloved family members in such a horrible way. It is bad enough to loose a pet, but to loose it in this way would be almost unbearable. I was glad to read that they have found your babies and hope that they will be returned to you soon so that you can all have the closure that I’m sure you so desperately need. My prayers also go out to Emma. I am sure that she did not mean for this to happen…just sometimes when you are in the midst of a panic attack it is so hard to work your way out of it. I have read someone saying that she shouldn’t have gone off her medication. If that person had read the whole story, they would have known that she went off of it because of the side effects. Sometimes you just don’t have a choice when it comes to being or not being on medications. Yes, she should have come forward with the truth sooner, but when you suffer panic attacks it is sometimes almost impossible to do what you know needs to be done for the fear of it…it can be a crippling feeling. I am so glad that Petsearchers was able to get her to tell the story of what really happened both for the families who were missing their beloved pets, but also for Emma herself. As someone else has stated, this is something that she will live with for the rest of her life. I hope that in time the owners can find it in their hearts to forgive her.

  100. I’m so sad for the owners who wanted nothing more than to give their dog’s a happy life while they were at work. Really good dog families who have been dealt a terrible blow. God bless the dogs… There will be a judgement at some point. RIP fur kids. Your parents loved you.

  101. On the very next day, a woman at our dog park surmised this very same outcome. I am heartbroken, for the family of these precious pets. I am sorry that I am unable to sympathize with Emma. I also am a caregiver for a fur child that is not my own. not for even one minute, would I leave him out of my care unattended. I am sorry to say that I have no confidence in the SPCA to see that justice will be done. It is time our government stepped up to the plate in each matter of animal cruelty or in this case abandonment, for that is what it is, and for that, there is no excuse.

    1. Please do not blame the SPCA in this case. They are a non-profit org that receives no gov’t funding and are bound by our inadequate laws of the land regarding animal welfare.
      They do not make the laws, they can only advocate. They are almost as helpless as we are.
      It is up to our Federal, Provincial and municipal gov’ts to step up and enact legislation and consequences.
      Contact all levels of gov’t and complain. That would be a ‘good deed’ back to honour these needlessly lost lives.

      1. Donate. Even $5 to the SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit will help especially if all the 300 people commenting here did that….the SPCA has tried to bring these animal abusers to justice only to have unsympathetic and perhaps non-pet owner judges let them off lightly. Also, visit the SPCA website and sign the petition that is currently on it to pass a bill on animal rights.

    2. Couldn’t agree more with you gbeau. Not one ounce of sympathy for Emma and her “problems”. She should never EVER have put herself in the position to guard these families fur babies. And on your other point about justice, I too have zero confidence that anything remotely “fair” will be done. The laws need to change.. animals deserve justice too.

  102. The only victims here were the dogs and their families who were lied to and kept in the dark.

    Many questions remain unanswered and many details remain to be clarified. This: “Sometime during the outing, all six dogs perished from heatstroke. Upon arriving at the location and Emma seeing her beloved charges deceased…” makes absolutely no sense. The back of the truck was ventilated. The dogs had water. But when she arrived at the park, they were deceased? How is that even possible? She was IN the car with them!

    1. We have provided a brief outline as to Al’s conversation with her, as the pertinent details needed to be received by the RCMP first in order for them to investigate. We did not want to disclose any information that could possibly compromise their investigation into this matter. From this point forward the RCMP can determine what details are to be made publicly available.

  103. Kudos to Al for getting her to tell “some” of the truth about these dogs. There have been other reports that she parked the truck in front of a “business in Richmond” (for how long??) and when she came out and found them dead, she dumped the bodies in Abbotsford, then drove to Langley and made up the story about the dogpark. I feel so terribly sorry for the owners – if it was my dog, I don’t know what I’d do. I think there will be many more details emerging about this tragedy.

    1. Hi Trudy,
      We have provided a brief outline as to Al’s conversation with her as the pertinent details needed to be received by the RCMP first in order for them to investigate. We did not want to disclose any information that could possibly compromise their investigation into this matter

  104. A lot of dogs confined in a small, hot area. Regardless of the dog walker’s mental state – she knew better. One hopes stories like this will sink in with others and stop them from making the same grave mistake. To the pet owners, my sincere condolences. Question: I was told if an animal is in distress in a vehicle, you can break the window to get them out. Is this the case?

    1. Personally, I would do it. A broken window is a minor repair and can be replaced, a lost life cannot. If it was a child in distress would you even hesitate? What is the worst that can happen, the owner yells at you and you pay for a broken window.

  105. I am so sorry to hear this, it breaks my heart. My thoughts and condolences are with the families at this time. I just want them to know that there are a lot of good people out there who truly care about them and their beloved dogs. I wish I could make this all go away… It is so unfair. Rest in peace at the Rainbow Bridge Teemo, Mia, Salty, Buddy, Oscar, and Molly <3

  106. So sad for the owners of these pets! Know there are hundreds of people mourning with you. At least hard as it is you have closure. Keep their memories close to your hearts till you see them again!!

  107. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  108. I am so sorry for the loss of all of your beloved dogs. My heart breaks for all of you especially to lose them in such a tragic and public way. I hope that you receive comfort in knowing that many people care about you and your families.

  109. Those dogs I saw their pictures they are so cute. I cannot imagine that they are gone now which makes me choke in tears. It is so sad. I wish we can get them back by turning time back or some sort of miracle. I feel so sick. That dog walker …

  110. From day one. Imagining, worrying , contemplating , asking the same questions everyone else was. What the hell happened?

    I am also a dog walker. I love my dogs. I love all of my dogs. The newfies, the westies, the crazy hyper german short haired pointers , the skiddish rescues , the charging shepherd crosses, the yappy little chihuahuas, the ball crazy border collies, the ball stealing retrievers, the unpredictable rescue mutt that has fear based aggression that might lash out at any moment and needs to be muzzled just to learn how to be a dog again. I love every frickin strand of hair on my dogs. I love it when they play In the mud , splash in the puddles, roll on the dead animal, yes, i love every annoying nuisances they have … every howl and bark and whine they make on the way to the park around the last turn….

    As a dog walker,

    to my people wherever you are. ..

    as your dog walker…
    I know your dog.
    I know everything about your dog.
    I know all about their poops.
    I know their peeing habits.
    I know how they say hello,
    I know how they play ,
    I know what makes them nervous or gives them anxiety
    . I know what relaxes them .

    We walk in a pack as a pack every day.

    I know what their triggers are
    I know how to get their attention
    I know what scares them and I know what they love.
    I respect them and they respect me.
    They have perfect recall with me
    I train them,
    I teach them, they teach me…
    they always stay close to me because they trust me and feel safe with me.

    As a dog walker it is my responsibility to ensure that your dog is happy and excercised and safely transported from home to park.

    I am not from bc. But this story has broken my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. On behalf of all dogwalkers… I am so so sorry.

    It is 3am. Ive been thinking about this all night . I cant even imagine how you owners are feeling.

    I hope that you can all find some kind of peace…

    I hope with time you can forgive. .. and trust again.

    I cant even imagine….

    1. This brought tears to my eyes. The story in general is just heartbreaking, but your words are so beautifully written and you convey your passion and love for dogs in a way that really moves me. I walk my own doggy, but if I had to hire someone, I’d choose you. The love you speak of, I know it so well and my heart just hurts SO much for those dogs and their families. I truly could not imagine.

  111. I am so very sorry for the sadness each of these families must be feeling. I hope you all can take some comfort in knowing that your dogs enjoyed every moment of their lives with you, and reveled in the love you gave them just as you basked in their boundless affection for you.

  112. For the owners:

    I have no clue what kind of pain you are feelings right now. None of the blame is on you, for how could have you ever imagined that a situation like this was going to happen? But I know some of you will blame yourselves, wonder why you never questioned conduct before. It’s so easy to look back on hindsight and wish you would have did things differently, but such has come to pass. I’m sorry for the loss of your family members.

    On the case:

    This is absolutely inexcusable, and there’s no sympathy from this stress-disorder girl who also prides herself in working with dogs. There just is NO EXCUSE this day in age where you are told to NEVER leave your dog(s) in a hot vehicle. Water does nothing in a small bowl when the temperature is rising in a small little box and there’s no escape for the dogs.

    This is negligence, this is exactly what so many have said. It’s an awful CRIME for someone who should have known better. Someone who should have been doing research on the risks of what she was doing – or heck, just turn on social media where everything is laced with the same warnings that dogs die in hot cars!

    There’s something to be said for knowing your own standpoint. If you are mentally ill and cannot HANDLE these animals and their welfare above your own issues, then stop! There’s no excuse! This just isn’t something that I can give sympathy for the conduct over. I suffer every day as well, if I’m at risk at harming someone else’s family through my inability to focus on what I need to – well, they call sick days also mental health days for a reason.

    My heart goes out to the beloved dogs, Teemo, Mia, Salty, Buddy, Oscar, and Molly. May your deaths not be in vain, and may something good arise out of this. If only our pet industry was regulated, then there would be required training to help protect you.

    1. With you 100%…tragedy as such happens too often…pets, children, or any defenseless creature should never be exposed to this…I don’t consider this a mistake…if it was a child there would be jail time…

  113. I feel for the owners of the dogs. This kind of situation explains why I don’t allow my dogs to go on outings without me. I feel the entire story is not known and I commend the dog walker for coming forth with a story so far so that the owners of the dogs can have closure. But I feel the details may never be known unless a lot more is told about the period between putting the dogs in the truck and finding them deceased. Those details need to come forward to honour the dogs’ lives in a just manner. They give everything to us. They deserve that honour.

  114. Great investigative work on the part of Pet Searcher. Very sorry for the family. And sorry for all good dedicated dog professionals out there as they will have to deal with the backlash. Dogs in cities do need lots of attention that owners can’t give, and their well-being is dependent on the teamwork effort between good professionals and the owners. I wonder if someone can come up with ways to make the car windows look like the open windows of the horse trailors, something that can snap on and off. The grid attached to fully open windows might, I wonder slow down the time for the interior of the car to heat up. Yet any animals/ people should never be left in a vehicle for a long time, so even with the open windows, it will be horrible. A little trick like above can not replace a sound judgement on the part of a care-taker… Terrible incident from which we all must learn….. :(

  115. my heart goes out to you I can not imagine how hard it is .Knowing that they loved each and everyone one of you with all they had and now are your angels. Always to be missed but never to be forgotten. I have three and of my own and I have said a prayer for you and your babies and shed tears. I am so sorry.

  116. Beyond heartbreaking. I am devastated for the families of these beautiful dogs. I get that she panicked but I absolutely cannot understand the deception and the pain she has caused these people. I am so incredibly sorry to all the people who lost their beloved family members.

  117. Very tragic and upsetting for all involved. But this sounds like carbon monoxide poisoning to me, and not heat stroke. I’ve had a pickup truck and cap type arrangement before, and the temperatures back there would never get as high as in the cab. I’ve even slept in the cap with the windows open. I suspect that the airflow with the window open filled the cap with exhaust fumes while driving.

  118. I am so very sorry for everyone involved in this tragedy. I don’t have children so my three dogs and one cat are my kids. I cannot begin to imagine how you must feel. May you all find peace in your heart and mind very soon. Prayers going out to all of you.

  119. My family and I are so sad for the loss of these six beautiful souls. My heart aches for the families. As dog lovers, we have had a hard time reading about it or watching the news since the beginning. I would ask people if there were updates. I saw the news yesterday via facebook, and we purposely missed the news as we are so saddened by the outcome. I hope the families find some comfort in all the love and prayers that are being sent to them and their furry babies. I truly believe there is an animal heaven and they are all together running and playing, while also watching and loving their families until the are reunited.

  120. Heartfelt condolences to all concerned for your tragic loss. Thanks to Pet Searchers for their careful diligence in a very fragile situation and gratitude for all the wonderful memories of the personal friendships you were all privileged to share with your amazing dogs..

  121. Perhaps it wasn’t heatstroke. The odds of all the dogs dying seems pretty slim given that it was ventilated and there was water. Perhaps it was carbon monoxide from the exhaust. In my youth, we had family friends that almost lost two of their children who. They were on a boat outing and the children were sitting at the back of the boat near the motor. The boat was full open and exposed but the backdraft brought the carbon monoxide back into the boat where it settled and slowly accumulated.

    1. Chris, I am inclined to believe this as well. I have had a truck with a canopy and when my dog was in the back (at very minimal times) I kept the side windows closed due to the exhaust coming in. I had a front window on the canopy open and my cab back window open . It is sad that they have passed on but I am keeping my profound sadness at bay in believing that they went peacefully this way rather than heat distress.

  122. So very sorry to hear about beloved innocent dogs. I think it is a good idea for anyone who hires a dog walker to tape a pedometer to it. That way you can tell if the dog is actually being walked and not locked up for extended periods of time.

  123. Firstly, from one another owner/lover to another, I am deeply saddened for the families who lost their family furry guys. All the families have been in my thoughts since the story broke out originally. I do hope, that there is some sort of justice, as this is heart wrenching and inexcusable. The laws of bc need to change and treat animals, the most beautiful creatures like living beings and there should be consequences to face. I sincerely hope that these pet owners will have a little peace knowing that their loved ones are in doggy heaven and aren’t suffering anymore. Doesn’t make it easier, doesn’t make it right, but a little truth of what happened can hopefully bring some sort of closure. R.i.p 6 doggies, you will be missed by your families…

  124. I felt from the first moment this story broke that it had to be about the possibility of heatstroke. I had hoped that someone had actually rescued the dogs from the back of that truck/sweat box. My heart breaks for the families at the loss of their loved ones. Would any of us be so forgiving of this “dog walker” if she had been a childcare worker? Who in this day and age doesn’t already know how horrible it is to leave any living thing in a vehicle in the hot sun? There is no excuse for what she did in the first place never mind what she has done the entire week that followed.

  125. Little dog, gentle friend
    Remaining faithful until the end
    You showed no sorrow or no fear
    We all are better because you were here
    It is with tears we say good bye
    Your spirit remains your soul did fly
    Rest in peace oh little one
    Run be free your job is done.

  126. i’d like to first start by giving my condolences to the families of these beautiful dogs. as a dog lover of 6 dogs, 3 of which are pitbulls- i can’t imagine what the families are going thru. the loss is so deep.
    but i can say that as an animal rescuer there are so many dogs that have been neglected or abandoned and are in foster care right here in the fraser valley and greater vancouver area. ALL these dogs need love. im NOT saying that replacing their lost family members is what they need to do, im just saying that when you are ready to accept another loved animal into your home, please think of the local rescue groups. May God’s grace ease your pain and suffering while these wounds are open. love and compassion to you all! <3

  127. There is still no excuse to leave any animal or child in a parked vehicle…just how many more children and animals have to perish untill people finally GET IT!!! once and for all…..When I have to go some where I leave my dog at home where I know he is safe…

  128. I am truly sorry for all the families and the furbabies. I can only pray that they find some peace through this tragedy. My dogs are such a part of me that I can not even imagine this pain. ((( <3 ))) May your broken hearts be comforted in some small way with the loving memories you have of each one of these precious souls!

  129. I wonder if those dogs ever saw a proper walk while in her ‘care’ or if this was her MO…collect the dogs, keep them locked up and then drop them off and collect the cash. Because of her continuous lying and the twisted nature of her “coverup” it doesn’t make sense that this is a one time incident, this is just the time where it was too hot and she took too long doing whatever it was that she was doing, which indecently wasn’t dog walking. I know nothing will bring the poor dogs back, but I am angry for the families, friends, and concerned citizens who were tortured for almost a week. I am angry that those poor souls suffered so needlessly through the direct negligence of this woman. I am angry because she will never pay for what she did, our animal laws are so weak and she will play the pity card until the end. I am sorry, but I am angry. My deepest sympathy and wishes for peace go towards the families of the victims and towards every person who searched and gave their heart and soul to help find these dogs.

    1. Thank you Gwen for your comments. I posted a similar comment and my comment was deleted. Hopefully yours stays up.

    2. Thank you Gwen for this post, i couldn’t have worded it any better :-) i am very angry as well, so many “good” dog care givers out there – getting paid for doing what they say they are going to do :-( and to let it go for a week ???

    3. I see there are two Susans posting who have different points of view. I’m the other one. :-) I am quite upset about what has happened, but I feel that the speculative accusations in the above post are not appropriate at this stage. Just my opinion.

  130. Of course there are circumstances around this story. I am not here to judge. However, this is why no one walks our cherished dog other than us.

  131. She said in her statement they were in the back of her vehicle with the windows open and water as she had done many times before. if you are a dog WALKER, why are you putting the dogs in the car? Did we not see enough warning videos of how quickly things go back in a hot car for humans and animals alike? How can you be so foolish? My heart breaks for all the mamas and papas of these precious angels. May they be playing together in heaven and may she NEVER be trusted with anyone else’s precious cargo again.

    Much love to the 6 and may they rest in peace

  132. I feel so sad for these poor dogs what they must have went through, and their families for what they must be going through with the loss of their loveable furry babies. I also wonder if Emma will be charged for the cruelty she put on these beloved pets and their owners. Remember dogs are our family, our children, our best friends. They deserve justice for their lives being taken away in such a senseless manner

  133. So very sorry to hear of this terrible tragedy. I hope that perhaps the thought that we all see one another again will be of comfort as you grieve. I truly believe that we are all reunited one day. Hang in there.

  134. my heart breaks for the families involved, I had hoped they would all be found alive. So sick and tired about hearing of the abuse of animals. My thoughts are with each and every one of these grieving families.

  135. I am a Dog Walker and know NEVER to leave any animal in a hot car. I am so sad for the families and for Emma. Do not look at dog walkers as the bad guys. We are here to provide a service to dogs and their owners. This was a VERY unfortunate and strange situation. I am sure Emma did not do this on purpose so those of you judging take a step back and think before you type. REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL DOGS !

  136. As a dog parent of 4 souls we try and do everything to ensure their safety and happiness but still tragedies beyond our control happen and their is no words to ease their pain but time itself and my condolences go out to all people involved in this terrible tragedy

  137. My heart goes out to the owners of the 6 fur babies that passed away. I can only imagine if that happened to my beloved pets I would be devastated – especially since they entrusted “their” babies to the dog walker.

  138. My deepest sympathies to the families of these poor innocent dogs, for their losses, as well as for the torture they were put through for several days. No excuses; we require much better animal protection laws in this country.

  139. Thank You Petsearchers for getting the basic Truth out about what happened. It will be good when all the facts and details are out now that her story has unravelled.
    Could you at this time identify for us which dog was hers?
    A tragic situation for all concerned. A lot of us already know the desolation of losing at least one beloved in our lives and we empathize. And to lose one in such a horrific manner….
    My thoughts and prayers to the families. There just aren’t the words to express the feelings.

  140. ADMIN – do you know if there is, or will be planned, a vigil of some sort? I know I would like to attend to show my support and sympathies for the owners and the poor babies that innocently lost their lives. If anyone knows of anything in the works or wants to plan something, could you please made it be known? Thank you.

  141. Clearly is she wasn’t mentally stable she shouldn’t be carrying for family members e.g. dogs. Empathy and sympathy for her is not needed due to the fact it is common sense not to leave dogs in cars at anytime, summer, winter etc.Especially if you are dog caregiver. Imagine the suffering and pain these dogs went through. If someone did this to my sons there would be hell to pay. Period.

  142. So so sorry for the families involved- they have endured such a loss :( I just hope and pray that these lovely dogs are at peace and not suffering now- not that they ever needed to- that’s the struggle isn’t it? God bless you all- I am so sad for you all- as the proud companion of 2 standard poodles now and countless others in the past – my heart goes out to you all- i am not judging the petsitter- not sure what was going on there- but it needs to be investigated for sure :(

  143. This was a terrible tragedy….and it’s nice to see that there are so many truly compassionate dog lovers out there.
    Now accidents happen, and they happen every day…this was a tragedy all around…for the dogs that suffered, the families that are suffering now for their loss, and for Emma as well. She made a horrific mistake and I believe she is more than paying for it.
    It wasn’t done maliciously and the mistake can not be undone by dwelling on it. Hopefully now people will be just that much more aware that a hot vehicle really is a death trap….

    1. As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, this was no “mistake”. She deliberately left those dogs in her car. She may not have intended to kill them but she was surely aware of their discomfort and essentially rolled the dice with their lives. And they lost.

  144. Warm light coming from far below,
    Twinkling, sparkling is the candle’s glow.
    All is well up on the ridge,
    The place we know as Rainbow Bridge.

    Furbabies sleeping in heaven’s light,
    Tended by candles in the night.
    Peaceful dreams be theirs to keep,
    As they slumber in this night so deep.

    Hearts on earth that miss them so,
    Take comfort in the candle’s glow.
    Watching for them in skies above,
    Bound eternally by a cord of love.

  145. To all the people who took the time to reply and make a comment here. Thank you. To take the time to express your thoughts about such a sad and senseless act of neglect and cruelty is appreciated.
    I am in tears and my heart aches for the loss of those poor darling dogs and my prayers go the families that have to go through such a tragic time.

  146. My heart is very sad for all the owners, loosing their special friends in this fashion, doing the right thing by having someone walk them, take them to the park, when they couldn’t. I am praying for all ( and myself ) to find forgiveness, it’s not something you are probably feeling at the moment, but in time, i hope that you do,,,,something must have gone terribly wrong with the dog walker to let this happen…..special wishes and hugs to Louise and her Molly, Molly is at Rainbow Bridge, having fun with her friends :-) But they will be left far behind, when she spots Louise :-)

  147. My heart is broken for the pets who have needlessly lost their lives and to the owners who will never know exactly what their pets went through. I have recently gone through my own tragedy of losing my dog at someone’s hands and this story hits so close to home. I really want to know: are the pet owners going to be getting their dogs remains back (likely in the form of cremation if necropsy has been performed), and if so, has anything at all been set up at a bank or through donations to help cover these expenses. I would be interested in finding out and helping to set something up if necessary. I live in Ontario, but as I mentioned having recently lost my little dog who was murdered not quite six months ago, I understand the emotional turmoil the owners are going through is too much to bear. It would be nice to help them cover some expenses so that they can focus on the emotional heartache that needs to heal and the emotional strain that they are going to have to deal with from the legal system. Please, can someone contact me at [email protected] and the pet owners I would love to speak with as well when they are ready and may need someone to speak with who has gone through a similar tragedy. My heart goes out to all of you tonight. My tears are not just for my boy but for all of yours as well. <3 So so sorry for your loss. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  148. sighhh, what a horrible ending. I just kept wishing they would be found safe and be back with their families

  149. I wonder if carbon monoxide could be a possible cause of death? Regardless though, she shouldn’t have lied and then abandoned the poor dogs bodies in a ditch. I feel so sad for all involved :(

  150. I’m so sadden to hear of the death of these 6 beautiful dogs. As a dog owner, I can only imagine the pain & grief these families feel. Our pets are our family, an extension of our children … sometimes our best friend and occasionally, our only friend. They give love unconditionally and they trust us blindly. My heartfelt condolences to each and every family member who have lost their beloved dog. Time will heal. Try not to let anger cloud your wonderful memories. Try to forgive. Fear is a terrible thing. Emma made a mistake she will have to live with all of her life. She has also lost her family member and I’m sure she is suffering for her own loss and also for each and every one of yours. Blessings to all of you … RIP to all of your babies.

  151. I feel for all of you. I have had dogs all my life and it is terribly hard to part from their love and devotion to us. It is hard but you will prevail as I have.

  152. So sorry for the loss of members of your family. Whether they walked on four feet or two is irrelevant. It was a needless act and you have my hopes and support to find justice and closure.

  153. God bless those sweet babies. I don’t understand how something like this could happen when there is so much media information about leaving pets in a hot vehicle. This happens far too often with pets and children alike. I am happy these families have closure but my heart is broken. Please let this be the last time we hear of a tragedy like this.

  154. This is a heartbreaking story, a true tragedy…condolences to the dog owners, healing wishes to you all, Emma included.

  155. I’m an old animal rescue battle-axe… I’ve been on the scene of a number of large scale cruelty cases… still my eyes filled with tears seeing the pictures of these six beautiful dogs in news media.
    The families of these lovely dogs have my heartfelt condolences on the shocking loss of their buddies.
    It’s very strange that Emma, as an experienced dog walker, left the dogs unattended on a hot day. Most people who regularly transport animals in cars are acutely conscious of the danger of heat.
    I wonder if some kind of medication interaction, or stopping her medication too quickly without tailing it off, may have interfered with Emma’s judgment and sense of time. This would not absolve her but it might be a mitigating factor.
    (I have no connection with this case or anyone involved in it. I just don’t like to see a rush to judgment before we know all the facts.)

    1. I’d just like to add that my comment about not rushing to judgment is meant for people in general… not for the dogs’ owners! I wouldn’t presume to say anything about how they should feel in that regard!

    2. Of course they do as you have empathy for the animals who are innocent yet are harmed.

      Perhaps the woman is mentally ill or just didn’t think about the dogs. The sad fact is that every day during the hot months animals die in hot cars (as do children and the elderly or disabled). All we can do is save as many as we can. We had a dog that had been left in a vehicle and didn’t die but had brain damage and never was right but we loved her and made her last years good ones and others here do the same things for animals our society deem not important.

      Eventually the laws will catch up and perhaps we’ll all be put out of the business of rescue because it won’t be needed. We can only hope

  156. Thank you Petsearchers for figuring this all out. You have allowed the dogs some dignity in their deaths.
    We will eagerly await the complete truth in this case. Hopefully we can recognize these dogs somehow and make a concerted effort that it not happen again.

  157. You are right about not rushing into judgements before knowing all the facts. I think Emma must not hide anything anymore and tell the whole truth now. That way she will have a clear conscience down the road ,and she should pay the penalty for her mistakes. However this may sound I think its the best way. God forgives you Emma if you ask him even if some people don’t. My heart goes out to the families that lost their pets. I hope this mistake will never be made again.

  158. Being a dog owner, i feel really sorry for the owners of the dogs. However, I feel deeply for Emma. She too must have been a dog lover. She too lost a pet, plus has to live with the guilt of her error, and will face the wrath of the community and people who never knew her. So Emma be strong. We know you never intended for this to happen. My prayers are with all the families who lost a pet.

  159. I’m so so so sorry for all the owner that lost there loving pets.. :'( I have many friends near Quebec that shared quickly when we saw so many dogs stolen… But this is worst!! I had tears just to think of all those dogs that suffered and died.. On the other hand I’m hangry because anybody caring for dogs SHOULD KNOW that the heat is killing every year too many dogs..
    I REALLY SINCERLY SYMPATHISE FOR ALL OF YOUR LOST
    JE SUIS PROFONDÉMENT ET SINCÈREMENT DÉSOLÉ QUE TOUS LES PROPRIÉTAIRES ONT PERDU LEUR COMPAGNON DE FAÇON AUTANT ATROCE.. Cette personne devait le savoir en plus que les chiens sont a très haut risque de mourrir d’un coup de chaleur.. Les pauvres chiens ont dû souffert et suffoqué calver!!!
    Mes plus sincères sympathie a TOUTES LES FAMILLES.. :'( Mes pensées vous accompagnes

  160. Epitaph to a Dog

    Near this Spot
    are deposited the Remains of one
    who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
    Strength without Insolence,
    Courage without Ferocity,
    and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

    This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
    if inscribed over human Ashes,
    is but a just tribute to the Memory of
    Boatswain, a Dog
    who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
    and died at Newstead Nov. 18th, 1808
    . . .
    To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
    I never knew but one — and here he lies.

    [the last two lines by Lord Byron, the rest by his friend John Hobhouse]

  161. As a professional dog walker myself I am devastated by this story. I use an air conditioned van and in the winter I even leave one hand bare so I always know what they are feeling in regards to hot or cold temperatures. I am also a dog mom of 3 fur kids and I physically feel pain to think how much pain those households are in right now and also keep imagining how those precious dogs felt and suffered. I can’t get it out of my mind. Please know they will be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge

  162. Deepest condolences to the families of the Brookswood 6 fur babies… I hope you take comfort in believing they are all watching over you now :-) If anything good can come of this tragedy, I hope it’s that people NEVER keep their pets in their vehicles on warm days… keep them at home… and if you see a pet in a vehicle, PLEASE call the police, & break the window if you need to… you may just save a life. Again, my deepest condolences ♡♡

  163. Cried like a baby when I heard this sad news. As one who loves her three dogs and two cats more than I do most people, my heart breaks for the owners and yes, for Emma too. I can well imagine the horror she felt when she discovered what she had done. I pray everyone gets the support and help they need to get past this tragedy.

  164. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE OWNERS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS, I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. IT MAKES ME SICK THINKING ABOUT THIS AS IT DID NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN! I AM SO VERY SORRY!

  165. I cried when I read your beautifully chosen words. Your love, passion and dedication for our furry family members shines through. Thank you for this post. I agree with the other poster: I also walk my own pooch but if you lived here in PG and I needed some help would be my first choice. ♥

  166. I am heart sick over this ‘ I ‘am so saddened about these lovely loving pups’ I offer my condolences for the loss of your loved ones’
    I also think & hoping I am not stepping over the line ‘ for puppy grief counseling ‘ just a thought as I know I would go as we all love our furbabes so much ‘ Just know that you will always have them in your heart forever ‘ hoping for better days to come for all of you’ Pollyb

  167. Okay, her blaming her actions on her panic disorder makes me angry. I have an anxiety disorder as well and I cannot imagine ever doing something like this. People, please don’t go thinking that just because this irresponsible person did this means that all mentally ill people are incompetent or can’t be trusted with your animals and/or children. There’s enough of a stigma against us without idiots like this fueling the fire.

    That said, this story is sickening and the owners of these animals have my condolences. If it were me my rage would be beyond description as would my grief and sadness. You people will be in my prayers.

    1. If nothing else good happens out of this, maybe people will learn not to leave their pets in a car. It doesn’t even have to be that hot for a pet to die. If nothing else this will serve as a warning to every person that feels their pets NEED to come with them when they drive someplace. If your pet suffers from separation anxiety and that’s the reason you bring them, then get the training/treatment to get over it or leave them with a pet sitter. No matter what the reason, if there is ANY chance your pet will end up in your car while you “rush in” to get whatever, LEAVE THE PET AT HOME. For those who continue to bring your pets with you I want you to put on a fur coat and sit in your car on a warm day, bring a thermometer with you and a clock. Look at how the temperature rises and remember you pet can’t sweat, all they can do is pant. Now imagine your pet feeling the way you do but worse. Is it really necessary to bring them with you and risk that they can die. Pets can die within a few minutes depending on varying factors.

      Many of you were outraged that a “pet lover” drove a veterinarian to suicide by heaping negative actions and negative comments on her yet many of us are doing the same thing to this dog walker. How many of you have NEVER made a mistake? It’s not necessary to say some of the over the top things that are being posted. Let’s make sure the lives and deaths of these 6 dogs aren’t wasted. Use this to educate others about the dangers of leaving pets and other living beings in a car so that not one more life is lost to this.

      Where I live a woman left her 2 children in a vehicle to meet her lover and the children died. These kinds of things are preventable. I say let the justice system deal with her and instead of posting a negative comment lets use that time instead to pass the world about the dangers of hot vehicles. Have demonstrations to show how hot it gets (some good examples are cooking a hot dog or an egg in the car). Ask stores to put up signs that say “Did you leave your pet in your car today. This is what happens to an egg/hot dog when left in a car x minutes on a hot day.” Please go back and take your pet home so he doesn’t cook. Schools are a good place to have such demonstrations so kids can remind their families about the dangers. Urge your state to pass laws protecting those who rescuer pets from hot cars. Help fund rescues. We might be able to prevent this from every happening again.

  168. My heart will always ache when I think of these beautiful babies, and I hope you can find some comfort in a memorial for your little ones. I created a framed memory box for each of mine, so they will always be a part of our lives . Know too that they could not have had a better life than they had with you.

    I will continue to reach out to pets left in the heat, providing shade, cold drinks, Popsicles and ice cream until their owners can be found. Most are very thankful and didn’t realize they would be gone so long .
    I will continue to rescue pets who are lost on the roads or in the parks, and even on my front lawn. With each rescue, more people become aware of the vulnerability and need for total care of these precious creatures.
    RIP little ones

  169. Did they recover the bodies and do autopsy’s on them? I am still in shock and cannot fathom how or why this happened.

  170. You all sound so sympathetic and helpless at not knowing how to comfort the poor families who lost their best friends. You can do something more than just say sorry….donate to the SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit as it costs a lot of money to do these investigations and to follow through with legal and court costs. Every little bit helps….donate in the name of the 6 Precious Souls that were lost.

  171. So sorry for your loss.
    To the parents of these beautiful dogs that perished:

    When I heard these dogs were stolen I felt so sick. I could only imagine the anxiety you’d be going through. I imagined how I’d feel if my late beloved had been stolen. I’d be crawling the walls. And now this.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I truly truly am. And to have suffered the loss twice. My heart and love goes out to you all. Please take your time in your mourning and grief. It’s complex and you have suffered several layers of distress. Be gentle with yourself and how you feel about this.

    May you gently feel it all, recover, heal in your own time and own way and move through your grief the way you can truly honor your lost love. ♡ And may you eventually find a peace that makes sense to you and eventually be soothed by fond memories of your beloved k9 child. It will take time. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ Oscar, Molly, Teemo, Mia, Buddy, Salty. True lovers of life. May your spirits soar and touch your family’s hearts from beyond.

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