A woman who loved animals and volunteered her time to work with abandoned and abused animals died after being bitten by a dog.
Pam Robb was killed by a large, mixed-breed dog she was working with at 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades, Florida.
The retired Cooper City High School teacher had volunteered there for more than six years. Witness reports say the dog grabbed onto her arm and refused to let go. One person tried to help, and received minor injuries.
Robb is survived by her wife, Angie Anobile. The two married in 2016 but were together for more than 20 years. Anobile told WFOR that Robb loved her work at the shelter.
“She wasn’t just doing. She was being. She was being Pam Robb, a wonderful, wonderful, giving, caring person. She just had a love for those animals. She really did.”
Robb’s social media has been flooded with messages of shock, sadness, love, and support.
“The tragedy that took you from us, had you doing what you loved to do,” Jennifer Keyas posted on Facebook. “Rehabilitating a broken abused, tortured creature that humanity failed. This has rocked our 100+ family to the core and we shall never get over losing you.”
Acclimating dogs and preparing them for their “furever homes” was a passion of Robb's. The work is hard, but she found reward in seeing animals drop their guard and learn to be loved. Her Facebook page is filled with pictures of her, close to dogs that are just learning that humans can be their friends.
The dog that attacked her was taken by animal control and put down.