Letters: Grateful to community

Dog in water gets rescued by people on Whiffin Spit

I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people who assisted me on the morning of Sunday, August 31 at Whiffin Spit.

My dog would have drowned had it not been for the kindness of all the individuals involved. While out walking, Dexter got distracted and wanted to play with a family of otters near the shore. No matter the incentive I could not get him to come back, in fact he continued to follow out the mother whose intention was to get him away from her babies. After some time and a lot of panic on my part, a gentlemen retrieved his boat and went out after him.

In addition a lovely couple kept watch over my other dog and stayed for the duration when he finally came to shore. Dexter came to our family as a rescue after our dog passed away from cancer.

Watching from shore and feeling helpless at the thought of losing another pet so soon was unbearable and we are so fortunate for this outcome. It really makes me appreciate even more, being a part of such a wonderful community like Sooke.

Beyond grateful,

The Rogers family

Sooke