World-famous ‘Supervet’ Noel Fitzpatrick has announced the loss of Keira, his 14-year-old Border Terrier.
As Noel came to prominence through the television programme The Supervet, Keira was a constant presence by his side. She did need urgent veterinary care herself, as she was hit by a van in September 2020 and remained in critical conditions for weeks before she eventually pulled through.
Noel said in January, “She bears some scars of her trauma but her tail still wags with excitement when I come back into the office after every surgery – and she finds the opportunity for love and cuddles everywhere.”
“With great love comes great pain, but her love will be inside me forever”
Keira remained his faithful companion until yesterday, 9 September, Noel shared the news she had passed away.
“It is with profound sadness I share the news that Keira, my beloved companion of nearly 14 years, has passed away,” he wrote.
“My heart is truly broken. She was my best friend in the whole wide world. My friend Amy and her son Kyle are broken-hearted too since they have shared her guardianship with me all this time. We were so very blessed and lucky to have had her in our lives, lighting the way with her magnificent unconditional love.”
“We were especially lucky to have been gifted magical further time with her when she nearly lost her life too soon a year ago. I know that she touched many lives with her light. With great love comes great pain, but her love will be inside me forever.
“She inspired everything I do for animals and her legacy will be eternal.
“I will pay full tribute to my little girl once we have had some time to grieve. Thank you my beautiful baby girl. I give you back to the starlight. You are forever by my side. I love you beyond what words can say.”