OAKLAND PARK, Florida. – Pam Robb died doing what she loved most, her partner of 25, 25, said just hours after the Oakland Park tragedy.
A large mixed-breed dog named Gladys killed Robb Thursday morning at the Florida Everglades facility of more than 100 stray dogs.
“There’s always a risk when you work with abused animals and Pam was well aware of that,” Robb’s wife, Angie Anobile, said. “It is a tragic accident. I’m sorry this happened to the love of my life, and I’m sorry this happened to someone who could make such a difference in society.
A colleague who has not been identified was injured when she intervened in the attack. Oakland Fire Rescue personnel took the two women to a hospital where a doctor pronounced Robb dead.
The organization’s Facebook page has videos reporting on Gladys’ progress after a family found the 125-pound dog alone deep in the Everglades between Alligator Alley and Miccosukee Service Plaza. She had no microchip or collar.
Video report from February 14: “She is afraid of everything…everything scares her, freaks her out.”
Video report from February 9: “We don’t know where she comes from. We don’t know what she went through… We stick to her obedience commands… She is very obedient.
Video report from February 5: “Since we have her at home, she is good with certain people. She’s not good with other people… She has huge, huge fear… She has fear issues… Maybe it’s out of our control, a bit above our heads .
Gladys was at Broward Animal Care waiting to be euthanized. The nonprofit released a statement after Robb’s death.
“Our hearts are broken for our dear friend Pam. our deepest condolences to her family and friends. We are all grieving and ask that you give us time to process this great misfortune and the loss of our dear friend. We will thank you for your love and patience.
Meanwhile, Anobile couldn’t help but think that Robb wouldn’t be coming home. She said her last words to Robb before leaving for work: “Have a nice day! Be careful! I love you!”
Amid her grief, Anobile said she also finds comfort in knowing that Robb died trying to help a dog in need. Animals and nature were his passion.
“Pam loved what she did and died loving what she did.”
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