Good samaritan helps woman whose dog was killed

By: Whitney Wetzel Email
By: Whitney Wetzel Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - You may remember Dora Starks. WKYT talked to her earlier this week after her 11-year-old boxer-pit Earl was shot in the head after a drive-by shooting.

"I saw him when he took his last breath," says Dora Starks, dog owner. "It was hard, very hard."

Starks says Earl and her five-year-old boxer, Haley, are like her children. Both she and Haley have been dealing with the loss of Earl over the last couple of days. But Saturday, Haley met her new sister, Holly.

It wasn't exactly love at first sight for everyone, but for Starks, it was a miracle.

"Her name should be Angel, because she's just like an angel coming to me," says Starks.

Starks has Clarence Woodrum to thank. He saw WKYT's interview with her earlier this week and says he instantly felt like he could help.

"When the right person came along for that dog, I got a message," says Clarence Woodrum, who got the idea to give his dog, Holly, to Starks. "I can tell by looking at this lady that [Holly] is going to be loved."

Both Starks and Woodrum believe it will take some time for the girls to get along. But Starks says it's a happy ending for her after a horrible tragedy.

"I'm going to enjoy her so much," says Starks. "I believe that she will help to take my mind off of losing Earl. He was my big boy, but now I've got two girls. They're my girls."

Lexington police are still investigating the shooting from earlier this week.

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