A kind Clonmel girl has come to the rescue of a heartbroken pensioner whose dog was dragged to its death on a Luas tram in Dublin.
Fourteen year old Jasmine Smith heard about the plight of seventy three year old Mary Reilly whose dog Gizmo died after his lead was caught in the door of a Luas tram last week. Moved by the story, Jasmine asked her mother Deborah to give one of their new borm chihuahuas to the traumatised woman to help her overcome the loss of her pet. Mary was in tears as four-year-old dog Gizmo’s lead got caught in the doors as they closed — to leave him trapped and hanging outside the Luas when it zoomed off.
“I live on my own after my husband died a few years ago. Gizmo was a friendly little fella and wouldn’t go to bed unless I would go.
He would wait until I went to bed and would follow me up.” Mary told the Joe Duffy Show on RTE radio. She carried the dog with her everywhere in her handbag.
A student of Colaiste Cheitinn, Jasmine, from Boherduff said she just wanted to help.
“It might help her get over what happened. We have not put a name on the dog yet, Mary can do that” said Jasmine. “It’s obvious how much she loved the dog,I know how upset she must be” said Deborah.