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raised of £5,000 target by 97 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,379 to fund an agility area and/or enclosed space for dogs. Any extra will be split between NCAR & Cheshire Fire Service 💙 STRIDE OUT FOR SILVA

    Chester, UK
    Funded on Monday, 1st April 2019

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    These below, are the words of Silva’s owners Natalie & Jamie, Tuesday 13th March 2018. This page is to raise funds for a safe area in Silva’s memory for dogs to enjoy. However, our absolute priority is to work with the authorities to make the Countess Park area safe. This is already under way and will remain our key focus until safe. In addition we plan a dog walk when the weather improves, so that you can all show your support x

    “I can’t believe I am writing this. But today we said goodbye to our beautiful girl Silva. While walking in the countess of Chester park, as we have done numerous times before, she slipped down the side of Knoll Bridge, fell in the water and drowned.

    We are currently in shock and are deeply grieving over this tragic accident. Silva was a beautiful dog, gentle, kind and fun. She was a member of our family. We were looking forward to her walking down the aisle at our wedding and growing up with Reggie.

    Silva was always a keen and strong swimmer, however we now know this small area of water is not what it first seems and there is infact a small tunnel under the concrete bridge and an extremely strong current. So strong that it nearly sucked under the grown men who jumped in to try and save her.

    Although there are small signs on the bridge stating a drowning warning, we are stunned at how dangerous this water really is. There is no grate covering the tunnel, which would have stopped silva being sucked through. There is also minimal railings on the edge, giving the impression of minimal risk. The fireman who attended were also shocked at what they saw and said they plan to contact the water agency too.

    What is truly scary is silva was a medium sized german Shepard/collie cross and it took 2 fireman to lift her to our car. If she can so easily be drowned, then so could any child. The park is always full of dogs and children, it is a wonder this hasn’t happened before and we truly hope no one has to go through this heartache again.

    RIP Silva beautiful girl, we will miss you forever 💙”



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      • Sophia F

        Sophia F

        Jun 12, 2018

        A truly horrific way to lose your best friend. All the best with the fundraising campaign Jamie


      • John Spencer

        John Spencer

        Jun 5, 2018

        From Frank the boxer and his humans x


      • Ruth Cliff

        Ruth Cliff

        Jun 4, 2018

        A really great idea from such a terrible loss - really hope you guys reach the target ASAP!! 🐶


      • Tilly dog

        Tilly dog

        Jun 3, 2018

        From Tilly dog and the Hynds family


      • Jacqueline Ann Wilson

        Jacqueline Ann Wilson

        Jun 3, 2018

        Sorry I can’t make the walk today, I will support any future fundraising for this wonderful cause. You have a big heart Ruth ❤️


      • Avril Swan

        Avril Swan

        Jun 1, 2018


      • Lesley Taylor

        Lesley Taylor

        Jun 1, 2018

        Good luck to all taking part hope the sun smiles down on the day.


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      Ruth Fleming

      Ruth Fleming

      Chester, UK

      STRIDE OUT FOR SILVA Silva was a dog in my neighbourhood. Not just any dog. She was beautiful. The most loving temperament and she had an actual smile. She loved playing with the dogs in the square and going on adventures with her family x 💙

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