BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) – When you lose a friend, no amount of time or distractions can make you forget about the loss you suffered. So instead of trying just move on after his dog Roleaux’s death, David Mohr, did something.
“Roleaux was just one big happy kid. All he wanted to do was make me happy,” said Mohr.
Roleaux suffocated in mohr’s truck, after a carjacking in July. When news got back to mohr he wasn’t just stricken with grief… But also with the motivation to do something. So he started the Roleaux foundation to protect other animals like his best friend Ro.
“I go to bed thinking about it and I wake up thinking about it. What I can do next,” Mohr said.
Friday, nearly five months after Roleaux’s death, mohr’s foundation met at the scene of the carjacking to remember what pets like Roleaux mean to us, and how we can go about keeping them safe. Holly Reynolds, the founder of a couple of humane societies says animal companions are often overlooked.
“It’s vitally important that people realize how much animals mean to us. People should be more responsible,” Reynolds said.
Ultimately, mohr said he just wants a better life for our animal companions. So that what happened to Roleaux won’t happen to anyone else.