Straydog UPDATE posted SUNDAY
6/1/03 at ~7:41 p.m. CT
Dogs to Lucky Dogs ... NOW!"
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Emily sits on Pat's lap
in the waiting room at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center Friday.
We have some very, very devastating
and totally unexpected news to report: Saturday morning Pat suffered
a brain aneurysm while outside working with some of the dogs.
She collapsed with a horrific headache and nausea, and one of
the kennel team members called 911 immediately. The ambulance
took Pat to the ETMC Hospital in Athens, and from there she was
taken via helicopter care-flight to ETMC Hospital in Tyler, where
she suffered a second massive aneurysm, which stopped most of
her brain function. The doctor said there was nothing more that
could be done, and Pat was taken off life-support today about
The last words Pat spoke to
our kennel crew back at Straydog while waiting for the ambulance
of my dogs while I'm gone."
Pat's husband, Bill,
along with their four children, Erin, Stacey, Bill, Jr. and Joe
plus Pat's dedicated kennel team members are all committed
to continue Pat's work at Straydog with no changes to any of Pat's
dog care procedures and methods, adoption philosophies, adoption
policies and dog rescue philosophies. We WILL take care of Pat's
dogs exactly as she would have wanted us to!
TO SUPPORT STRAYDOG INC.
Click here to see Jacquielynn Floyd's column about
Pat in the 6/3/03 Dallas Morning News