Musician and service dog found dead in Paradise

Service dog died next to ailing musician outside of Paradise home

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A musician, who suffered from a medical condition which left him unable to walk, has been discovered outside of his home in Paradise, California…his beloved service dog, Bernice, was by his side. The pair are victims of the devastating Camp fire which has destroyed most of the Butte County town.

The fire victim

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Foss had lived in San Francisco for his entire life, but the cost of living forced him out – he relocated to Paradise eight years ago. On GoFundMe, Foss’ daughter, Angela Loo, wrote:

As many of you know by now via his Facebook page and the news, my Papa, Ernest Foss is the first identified victim of “campfire” wildfire. He was found deceased outside his home along with his beloved pup Bernice. My Stepbrother Andrew is still missing, though I know he was with my Dad, trying to get him out of harm’s way. We are still hopeful,  and not giving up searching, but the reality is grim.

The fire

The Camp Fire has achieved an unwelcome status – the most deadly fire in California’s history. The death toll has climbed to nearly 50, and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Many residents of the town which is located in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Find the fundraiser set up by Foss’ family at this link.

More news, updates, funny videos and memes on the National Animal News Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Someone threw a healthy young dog into a garbage can – more here.

More: Family’s horses died in devastating barn fire – the story here.


2 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    so Very !Very! sad & We ALL know this is just the Beginning and hundreds of Companion Animals along with Our Human Families and Friends are Forever lost!!!


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