Jagger's fate tugs at Cairns woman's heart strings
BRINSMEAD grandmother Connie Johnson is also a fairy godmother, yesterday offering to buy a new puppy for a woman she has never met.
Mrs Johnson said she wants to help heartbroken Westcourt woman Anna Williams in any way she can, after reading about the tragic death of her miniature silky terrier Jagger in yesterday's Cairns Post.
One-year-old Jagger was taken to Balaclava Veterinary Surgery bleeding from the ears and eyes on Friday afternoon after he was discovered unconscious and allegedly beaten by an intruder on Miss Williams' veranda.
Jagger was later put down after it was determined his brain was shutting down.
Mrs Johnson said she would be devastated if anything happened to her seven-year-old silky terrier Playdoe, adding it would be a "privilege" to help Miss Williams, who is six months pregnant.
"I know how I feel about my dog, I would be completely devastated," she said.
"I would like to offer that lady the money for a new dog. I feel so badly for her."
Miss Williams said yesterday she was overwhelmed at the offer by Mrs Johnson.
"My dad is going to get me another puppy but I thank her for the offer," she said.
"I don't know how to describe how amazing that is, she must be an incredible person."
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Dog lover: Connie Johnson with silky terrier Playdoe is keen to help out. Picture: MIKE WATT