Heartbroken Dog Refuses to Leave Deceased Owner’s Side

Paco lay down near Kelly, refusing to move even after Kelly’s body was removed from the scene. He stayed there for hours until family members could arrive to collect him.


 

 

A Jacksonville woman was tragically killed by a semi this morning while she was out walking her dog.  Rather than run away, her devoted boy stayed by her side until help arrived.

Kelly Black was walking Paco across a street when she was hit by the tractor trailer.  She was dragged underneath and eventually left for dead as the trucker drove off.

 

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The circumstances of the incident are unknown, but it is believed that the driver may not have even realized what happened.  Their trucks are big and loud, and perhaps Kelly hadn’t been paying close enough attention.

What is known is that Paco lay down near Kelly, refusing to move even after Kelly’s body was removed from the scene.  He stayed there, holding vigil for hours, until family members could arrive to collect him.

 

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Confused and alone, the faithful dog wagged his tail when he saw people he recognized.  Family said Kelly and Paco were inseparable.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating Kelly’s death, and are trying to identify the driver of the semi.  Anyone with information is asked to call them at 904-630-0500.

 

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254 thoughts on “Heartbroken Dog Refuses to Leave Deceased Owner’s Side

  1. Omgosh, soo much sadness. Praying a family member keeps that precious dog & doesn’t dump him at a shelter. Believe me, it happens!

  2. Bless her heart…..RIP eternally. Prayers, hugs and love for her family and friends from our family. Awww….bless her furbaby.

  3. So so sad. I am sad to hear something like this. She was Pacos whole world. How does he go on? His master is gone. Dogs are a huge gift from God with their life to serve man obediently. We should all try to learn from them!

    1. Sad to think one would hit her on purpose, we own a trucking company and it is not possible for a tractor trailer to drag someone (400 feet according to the family lawyer) and not know. Prayers for this whole family and her pets. May God be with them and the driver come forward to give this family some piece and closure.

  4. Too bad people aren’t this loyal… We can sure learn ALOT from our animals friends… I see such hurt and sadness in his eyes over the loss of his “Mommy”… Heart breaking. My prayers go out to this family in their time of sorrow… Be strong Pace be strong.

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