Whosoever owns a pet dog, no matter if it’s a street or an imported one, they hold a huge place in our heart and their loyalty cannot be put to question. And a pet's death can be a traumatic experience for the master. A service dog owner in Florida who was battling with mental health issues, could not take the strain of the death of his dog and ended his own life. His pet Labrador named Java died after it was attacked by an alligator at the Dog Leg Park in Palmetto. On the very next day, the owner Andrew Epp committed suicide.
Andrew Epp took his own life which left his family members shattered. The witnesses of the alligator attack said that the pet Java somehow got loose in the dog park, and the scene which followed was terrifying. Java was covered in blood. There are marshy wetlands around the park and very fewer people are aware of the dangerous reptiles that swim in and pose threat in the park.
A neighbor and family member of Epp said Kayla Weston was quoted to WFLA, "It was just such a sad situation, he couldn't deal with it." Now an online fundraiser has been set up in his memory to help support his mother. Just after the dog’s death, his relatives were asking to get him admitted to a mental health facility but Epp refused to visit a doctor. But it did take a huge toll on him in a day, as he couldn’t digest the fact and ended up taking his own life. His family has described him as a 'beautiful soul' who loved and adored animals. Indeed his love for his pet went beyond his life, maybe this is what we call true love, souls that can never be ripped apart.
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