Girl killed trying to save her dog from busy road

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: A Labrador peers from its box on the first day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 5, 2015 in Birmingham, England. First held in 1891, Crufts is said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part and vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: A Labrador peers from its box on the first day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 5, 2015 in Birmingham, England. First held in 1891, Crufts is said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part and vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) /
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A Virginia girl was killed over the weekend trying to save her pet.

In Rockbridge County, Virginia, this weekend, a girl named Jennarae Goodbar was training her hunting dog Cash, when the dog darted out into the road.

Cash was hit by a driver unable to stop in time, as was Jennarae, and they were both killed.

“This is going to stay in your memory for a long time,” local firefighter Emory Higgins told local news outlet WFXR.

Jennarae was 12 years old, and her family had been involved with the local fire department for generations, according to WFXR.

Rockbridge County is located in the north central part of the Old Dominion State, It is located about two hours west of Richmond.

Dog O’Day learned of this story through People magazine.

Adding to the tragedy, the driver of the car was a close family friend, who tried to swerve to avoid the contact.

The middle-school student bought the dog with her own money, according to People, and they were pretty much inseparable.

The local community, and Dog O’Day, mourns with the family and friends for this horrible loss.

Jennarae and Cash will be buried together following the funeral service, which will be held in the town of Lexington on Saturday, Nov 3.

This has been a bad month for news in general, with the political bomb threats, then the Pittsburgh shooting. and the rancor of looming midterm elections.

It has also been a bad month in dog news. A Phoenix-area dog called Binx was returned almost immediately by his family for the mysterious reason of being “too good,” and “not enough of a challenge.”

Also, a flyball racer named Havoc was injured in a crash in the finals of the 2018 CanAm Classic, the biggest event in the sport. Thankfully, he is recovering.

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