In Millville, New Jersey, a 35-year-old man was so devastated over the death of his dog, he killed himself on Thursday outside of the veterinary hospital.
According to the Daily Journal, Robert Zapar and his Rottweiler named Peyton, had been inseparable. In December the ten-year-old dog died. Peyton had been scheduled for surgery on his spleen when he seemed to have miraculously recovered. Zapar cancelled the surgery, but the dog relapsed and died in Zapar’s arms outside of the animal hospital where he was rushed.
Detective Lt. Ross Hoffman stated Zapar shot himself in his pickup truck in the parking lot after delivering a four-page note to the veterinarian. The letter detailed the man’s grief over his dog’s death.
In 2009 Zapar suffered a near fatal motorcycle accident which resulted in head injuries. He had been in a coma for weeks and endured a long rehabilitation.
Rest in peace Robert and Peyton.
(Photo of Millville man screenshot via Patch.com)
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