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Oregon Shooting Victim's Dog 'Knows She's Been Missing'

| by Sean Kelly

A service dog that was in the room when his owner was shot and killed during the mass shooting in Oregon returned home.

The dog of Sarena Moore, one of nine killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, came home following the fatal shooting and has reportedly been deeply affected by the horrific events.

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“Nothing you can say can make him feel better, he knows the loss,” said Travis Dow, Moore's fiancé. “He knows she’s never coming home. He goes to her room and lays next to the door at night and doesn’t move."

“I could imagine what it’s like for him," he continued. "He didn’t just lose an owner, he lost a friend. It’s been real hard on him.”

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Dow also spoke about his own loss, one that was intensified by her last words to him.

“The last words out of her mouth were, ‘I love you baby,’” Dow said. “It hurts deeply, and those words will haunt me in a good way for the rest of my life.”

Now, Dow and his fiancée's dog are grieving their loss together.

“Me and him, we’re going to do what we can, we’re going to keep going forward,” he said. “That’s what Sarena would want us to do.  Keep pushing forward and don’t stop.”

Sources: KPTV, KOIN / Photo credit: koin.com