A trucker and his dog were killed in a single semi wreck earlier this week. Now, a community has come together to cover the costs of bringing the furry co-pilot’s remains home, right along with his owner’s.
75-year-old Clarence Cox and his dog, Feller, were inseparable, so Cox’s family wanted to make sure Feller could be brought home to rest right alongside his trucker, but they weren’t sure how they were going to pay for it on top of the cost of the human funeral arrangements – That’s where the local police department and animal organization steps in.
When Muldrow Police heard that the family wanted Feller cremated, the department offered to cover the costs, but when the local pet cemetery heard about the situation, they knew it had to be them who helped Feller come home, reported 5 News.
“When you lose your pet, it’s a family member as well…that’s what we’re here for, to make the process as easy as possible in those difficult times, so we just felt like it was the right thing to do,” Caleb Hilton, owner of Friends Forever Pet Crematory, said.
Friends Forever Pet Crematory will now take care of Feller’s remains, lay his ashes to rest in an urn engraved with his name, and even cover the cost of shipping him back home to Tennessee.
The reason behind Cox’s crash is still under investigation.