Man whose dog was taken and died from heat exhaustion, starts foundation in pet’s honor

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A metro man continues to recover from his injuries from a carjacking and the death of his dog earlier this month.  Even as he recuperates, he’s found a way.

A terrible day that David Mohr will never forget will also be the day he decided to turn his personal tragedy into a way to help others.


“I swear to God I think it was Roleaux talking to me,” Mohr said.


Mohr’s dog Roleaux died after a woman stole his car with Roleaux inside. Mohr tried to rescue his pet but was run over by the woman driving. After being trapped in the car for hours Mohr says his dog died from heat exhaustion. All Mohr says he could think about was how scared Roleaux was.


“Roleaux was having a conversation with himself, ‘where’s my daddy? Open the door,’ and I wasn’t there so I know he was waiting on me,” he said.


After the accident Mohr didn’t let himself wallow in grief. He says he did something that he knows his dog would be proud of. 


“I just had this drive in me to turn this into a positive,” he said.


Starting the Roleaux foundation in memory of his best friend to assist pet shelters and fostering/adoption programs, Mohr says he wants to raise money for other animals like Roleaux to find a good home.


“He was a rescue dog and their no other pet like a rescue dog,” he said.  


The foundation has already raised more than 14,000 dollars. Mohr says that he plans on working with local animal shelters and restaurants to raise awareness. He says he will not let his dog’s death be in vain. 

” I know you were a happy dog Roleaux thank you for everything,” he said.

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