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Support the Tripp Memorial on True Friends

Written by PETA | September 25, 2009
Tripp’s last day
Tripp

 

Last week, we told you about poor Tripp—the elderly golden retriever who had lived through 16 long years of neglect. Because of the outpouring of condolences for him, we’ve set up a memorial page in his honor through our newly revamped True Friends Web site.

You can find Tripp’s memorial page here. I hope you’ll drop by and share some words of support for Misty Collins and the other PETA field workers whose hearts break every day over neglected and abused animals like Tripp (and Rikus, Music, Zoo, Hugo, and Blackie, just to name a few).

If you’ve recently lost someone close to you—a friend, family member, or animal companion—please consider creating a True Friends memorial page of your own to help share your memories with others. You can also create a page for a celebrity (as a supporter did for longtime PETA friend Bea Arthur) or an animal whose story you’ve heard about in the news—like Tweet, the giraffe who died on the set of The Zookeeper.

After you’ve visited PETA’s new True Friends Memorials site, post a comment below to let us know what you think.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Beautiful site!!

  • Misty Collins says:

    Oh Alisa Thank you for mentioning this. I hope Tripp’s story inspires people to express their own loss or grief. He was such a sweet sweet old man. I only wish he had a better life. We do what we can don’t we? I’ve said it before I will never forget Tripp. RIP buddy.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    I’m glad that the great and stoic Tripp is liberated from this fallen world wherein humans are the demons and animals are the tortured souls.

  • emma says:

    I think this is a fantastic idea its a place people who have lost pets can go to get comfort and grieve with other compationate owners Because sometimes i dont think family and friends understand what its like losing a pet when i had to make the decision to have my dog put to sleep not many could understand why i was so upset for so long it was like they were thinking ‘its only a dog u can get another one’ but its hard when u have them for so long i rescued her from a tank in a pet shop for 20 when i was 19 i had her for 10 years untill this march so to me she wasnt ‘just a dog’ she was my family. I just wish something like this was around when i lost her because i didnt get much understanding from my friends.I wont be adding a memorial for her because i deal with it in my own way in my own head now but i think many owners who have lost pets will find a sort of peace with other owners. Fantastic idea peta.