Grateful for good people

Published 9:01 am Monday, September 12, 2011

To the Editor:
Last Thursday, our Great Pyrenees dog, Cotton, panicked by volleys of gunshots in our neighborhood, escaped and ran onto I-26, where she was killed.  Someone called the N.C. DOT, who went out and picked up her body.  They found our telephone numbers on her tags, and called us to let us know what had happened.
They offered to bring her collar to us, and at our request, they brought Cotton home. They gently laid her down, and each said how sorry he was that this had happened to our dog. Their kindness made our terrible loss easier to bear.
While we have always found the DOT to be pleasant, responsive, and hard-working, these DOT employees went far and above the call of duty, and brought our beautiful girl home with sensitivity and respect.
We are grateful to have such good people in our community.
–– Dana Mayer and
Emmy Summers

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