Man hurt trying to save brother’s dog
“Acts of heroism happen every day. You just hope that you never have to see one that ends in tragedy. ... This is a story of love, commitment and the risk Brent took to save his four-legged friend,” the brothers wrote on their crowdfunding page.
Remnar, 8, “was just the sweetest dog. She loved life,” Christian said.
She accompanied Andrew on frequent fly-fishing trips and enjoyed outdoor adventures with her canine and human pack of brothers.
Andrew adopted Remnar when she was 18 months old after her owner died of cancer. The Torchios were told that she served that women as a kind of service dog without training or certification, “providing comfort and compassion.”
Brent is a 2012 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, where he played on the baseball and hockey teams. He and his brothers have family and inlaws in Erie, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Checks made out to Christian Torchio for Brent’s recovery can be mailed to 61083 Bucketshot, Bend, OR 97702.