Woman died while trying to save her dog

Woman dies while trying to save her dog who escaped after traffic accident

On Saturday night, a woman died while trying to capture her dog who ran onto I-95 in Stafford County, Virginia, after an accident. The pug, named Stella, escaped from 28-year-old Kate Mason’s Toyota after Mason hit a guardrail, reported WTVR News. In the midst of trying to capture Stella, a car struck and killed Mason. Her beloved dog was also killed after being hit by a car.

Family remembers Mason as a selfless person.

Friends and family of Kate Mason remember a woman who was selfless, and driven to help others. Mason was a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University. She also served in the National Guard as a combat medic. Her family has asked that any donations in Mason’s memory be made to the African Wildlife Organization.

Dog lovers are known to risk their own safety when it comes to saving their beloved pets – for those who consider their pets to be family, throwing caution to the wind is not surprising.

(Image screenshot via WTVR News)

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14 replies
    • Bunny Peters says:

      Exactly. If it were me and my furbabies in a traffic accident, I would try to save them too…..

      Absolutely heartbreaking all the way around…….

      RIP both Kate & Stella……

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  1. Gabe says:

    Oh dear poor woman and k9.. this is traffic. American drivers are pretty stupid. Fucking watch out and look at what’s happening in front of you ya dumbasses. If you see an accident fucking drive cautiously.. so stupid.

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  2. Gabe says:

    Oh dear poor woman and k9.. this is tragic. American drivers are pretty stupid. Fucking watch out and look at what’s happening in front of you ya dumbasses. If you see an accident fucking drive cautiously.. so stupid.

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  3. Stephen Phillips says:

    Bless her heart.. and her precious little Stella: May they both rest-in-peace together, across the Bridge…

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  4. Chris-John Evans says:

    Such a sad sad story to tell a dedicated woman to the end @ least they will be together now forever no more pain now for either only the family who is left behind now I am deeply sorry over this tragic accident R I P both of you

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    There aren’t enough “good” people in this world and I hate to hear of one losing their life like this. My condolences to Ms Mason’s family May she and her baby Stella, be together for eternity. She did what many of us would do, risk our lives for our pets.

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  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    This is so tragic but I completely understand why Ms. Mason risked her life to save Stella, unfortunately, both perished – she obviously loved this little dog and reacted to the danger Stella was in – a lot of us animal lovers would not hesitate to do the same. I hope Ms. Mason’s family will let them be together for eternity – I think Ms. Mason would want that. RIP.

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