Man killed by train as he tries to save his dogs

The Toronto Star has a report on this tragedy and other cases of owners who’ve died for their pets:

A 64-year-old man was killed Monday morning while trying to save his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who had run into the path of an approaching train.

Bob Campbell was walking along the CP freight tracks off Shaftesbury Ave., southeast of Yonge St. and St. Clair Ave., when his off-leash dogs ran into the path of a freight train just before 8 a.m.

“I’m sure he didn’t think he was going to get hit by the train, but his first instinct was to get the dogs off the tracks,” said Jafine, who has been treating animals for 26 years.

Pet owners often go to great lengths for their furry friends. That can include taking out a loan to finance life-saving vet surgery. Some will end a romance because of a partner and pet’s incompatibility.

RIP, Mr. Campbell.

6 thoughts on “Man killed by train as he tries to save his dogs

  1. Yes, completely avoidable tragedy. Depends on your walking environment, but you just never know…! Very sad.

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