Compassionate cop helps distraught old lady bury her dead cat after she called 911

April 13th, 2021

Police officers can be quite a sensitive topic nowadays, but there are certainly a lot of stories about them that will warm your heart.

Just take this officer in Rome, Georgia for example.

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The man was praised for his kindness when he responded to a call from an elderly woman.

She was in distress and shock because her cat passed away.

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When the elderly woman (61-years-old) suddenly noticed that one of her cats wasn’t responding anymore, she panicked.

Even though dialing the emergency services number 911 wasn’t exactly meant for these kinds of situations, the woman didn’t know what else to do. She figured they’d at least be able to help, especially since she had no family.

“I’m 61 years old,” the elderly lady said on the call. “I don’t have any family at all, except these two cats, and I really don’t know what happened to this one.

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In the middle of the conversation, she realized that dialing 911 wasn’t ideal and assured the telephone operator that they didn’t have to check in on her.

“But I don’t know who to call. I’m sorry. You guys don’t have to come and check on me,” she continued. “I’m OK.”

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However, the emergency services call agent did their absolute best to calm the woman down and make sure that she was okay.

“OK. That’s all right, ma’am. I know you’re upset,” they said to her.

“Well… She’s just you know my pet,” the woman replied. “But… but I’m OK. I just didn’t know who to call. And I don’t have anyone to call.”

The dispatcher then let her know that they were going to send someone to check in on her, just in case.

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“Ok. I’m going to get somebody to check on you anyway, ok?”

Police Officer Dylan Wright from the Rome department was the first to respond to the call and immediately checked on the poor woman.

He discovered that she was living alone with her cats, and indeed, had no one around that was able to help her.

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Shortly after visiting her, Officer Wright left the place again and headed towards the nearest department store.

He got a shovel from Walmart and went back to help her out.

He even purchased it using money out of his own pocket.

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He figured that this woman shouldn’t have to bury her cat all by herself.

So, he insisted on doing it for her.

In the backyard, Officer Wright dug a small hole to bury the deceased feline. As the woman’s feline friend was laid to rest, her fears and panic disappeared as well.

The officer was praised by the City of Rome Georgia officials on their Facebook page, and for good reason. Compassionate and kind stories like these are what the world needs!

We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very…

Posted by City of Rome, GA – Government onThursday, March 7, 2019

“We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very distraught over finding her cat deceased when she came home,” reads a note posted to the Rome Georgia Facebook page posted. “She told the 911 operator she had no idea of what to do with her cat.

“Dylan responded to the location offering comfort to the woman and realized the female lived alone and apparently had no immediate family. He left the location and went to Walmart and bought a shovel with his own money, then returned to the home where he dug a hole and buried the ladies’ cat for her.”

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“His actions speak volumes to his character; having enough compassion and commitment to help ease the burden of someone he just met! Thank you Dylan Wright for your commitment to public service!”

Plenty of residents and people from all over the world started praising Officer Wright in the comments.

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“What beautiful and compassionate person! That proves what I’ve said all along, there are still great people out in this world and quite a few happen to wear police uniforms! May God continue to keep you safe and bless you, Officer Wright” one person said.

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“Thank you, as an elderly lady that lives alone with my cats I can know just how much your actions meant to that lady,” another person wrote.

You can check out a transcript of the 911 call in the video below.

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Woman's 911 Call over Pet's Death Met With Compassion

Compassion when a woman's pet died and she had no one to call. She called 911. Officer Dylan Wright took the time to check on her, then spent his own money to buy what was needed to bury her pet. Thanks to Officer Wright your kindness. Thank you to the caring dispatcher who listened & sent help. I hear so much sadness and lonliness in her voice. Sometimes we all need to know we are not alone. @11Alive Rome Police Department, GA

Posted by Cheryl Preheim on Friday, March 8, 2019

Source: Cheryl Preheim (Facebook), City of Rome Georgia, The Animal Rescue Site