Our dear dog,

We have barely managed to come out of the state of shock we were in to make this announcement, probably the saddest news we could ever give you: our beloved Grivița, the symbol of our shelter, has passed away due to a heart attack. Grivița was miraculously saved after being terribly mutilated. Despite our taking care of her every day for the past 3 and a half years, we believe that she has offered us, in return, more than we could have ever given her: affection, trust and her friendship, hope for a better world. Most of all, Grivița has taught us the importance of forgiving. We will forever be grateful to her for this lesson. In the following days, we will erect a little monument at the shelter in her memory. We will be waiting for your visit, so that we remember together what a poor dog without a snout meant to us.