Noel Fitzpatrick, the renowned Irish supervet, has announced the death of his beloved dog Kiera.
The Co Laois native, who has saved hundreds of dogs’ lives, shared the poignant news on social media on Thursday night just before 8pm.
The 53-year-old said: “It is with profound sadness I share the news that Keira, my beloved companion of nearly 14 years, has passed away.
“My heart is truly broken. She was my best friend in the whole wide world.
“My friend Amy and her son Kyle are broken-hearted too since they have shared her guardianship with me all this time.
“We were so very blessed and lucky to have had her in our lives, lighting the way with her magnificent unconditional love.”
Keira spent much of the pandemic recovering from an injury having been hit by a van outside the Supervet’s Surrey practice in October 2020.
A delivery van “sped” around