An endearing rescue puppy, who was saved from a life of abuse just a day earlier, has steadfastly remained at the site where its owner tragically lost her life in a motorcycle collision.
Débora Abigail Véliz Reynosa, 17, passed away in a tragic accident involving a lorry driver on a roundabout in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. At the time of the accident, the teenager was accompanied by her recently adopted puppy named Boots.
Boots, reportedly a victim of abuse from its previous owner, was adopted by Débora to provide the puppy with a brighter future.
Débora’s tragic fate befell her on the evening of September 20 as she was returning home after purchasing clothes and accessories for her new dog. Despite the collision, her loyal companion Boots miraculously survived the accident and was discovered clinging to Débora’s lifeless body when the police arrived at the scene.
Law enforcement officers quickly secured the area, their hearts moved by the sight of the faithful puppy unwilling to leave Débora’s side. Reports revealed that Débora had a long-standing compassion for animals; at the age of 12, she used her earnings from selling empanadas to aid stray dogs in her town.
Before her untimely demise, Débora was pursuing her studies in criminology at the Centre for Integrated Studies in Quetzaltenango, a pursuit that spoke to her dedication to making a positive impact on her community. Her passing deeply saddened the educational institution, and in a statement, they expressed their profound grief: ‘We send a prayer for the eternal rest of her soul. May perpetual light shine for her.’
Débora’s funeral, a poignant farewell, took place on September 21, where friends and family gathered to bid her a heartfelt goodbye.
The local community is demanding justice for the tragic death of the teenager.
Law enforcement authorities have taken action by conducting a raid on a local property, seizing a suspected lorry involved in the accident. However, the owner of the vehicle is currently missing.
In the midst of the investigation, the police ensured that the victim’s puppy was safely delivered to her family members.
Meanwhile, Débora’s boyfriend, Samuel, has stepped forward to adopt Boots, vowing to provide the care and love that Débora would have wanted for her cherished companion.
The investigation into this fatal accident remains ongoing as authorities work diligently to uncover the truth.