Updated 09/20/2021 16:06
The love for animals and the enormous courage of
Franco Pokrajac (20)
led him to commit
a heroic act that ended his life
The young man stopped his car to help a neighbor's dog that had fallen into an irrigation canal.
He jumped into the canal and
The tragedy occurred last Saturday afternoon in Mendoza.
Social networks expressed all the helplessness and pain of those who knew him and knew about his work as in the
NGO Misión Animal
, of which Franco
was a volunteer
Around 5.30pm on Saturday, Franco was driving along with his mother around the corner of Almirante Brown and José de San Martín, in Luján de Cuyo, Greater Mendoza.
Down the street,
asking for help
her dog had fallen into the
Cacique Guaymallén agricultural irrigation
The boy did not know her.
However, he stopped his car and came over to ask him what was wrong.
When he saw that the animal was dragged by the water, he
did not hesitate and threw himself to save it
But, also, Franco was swept away by the water current.
Franco Pokrajac (20), the boy who died trying to rescue a woman's dog.
Desperate, the mother
threw herself behind to save her son
Neighbors supported the woman and helped her out of the canal with a rope, because she
Franco did not emerge from the surface again.
The neighbors notified the fire brigade and the Police.
The irrigation water was asked to be cut off and, a while later,
the boy's body
who had been submerged
inside the four-meter-deep channel.
Volunteers from the NGO Animal Mission rescue abandoned and sick pets.
They heal animals and find a home for them.
Franco's volunteers and colleagues fired him as the great person he was.
“It is with deep pain that we bid farewell to Franco Pokrajac. We are the voices of your beloved stray dogs. Thank you for so much love, you will remain in everyone's memory for your nobility, dedication and dedication. We accompany your family members in this painful moment, we hug them with great force. You left very soon; an indelible pain forever.
“It is with deep pain that we bid farewell to Franco Pokrajac.
We are the voices of your beloved stray dogs.
Thank you for so much love, you will remain in everyone's memory for your nobility, dedication and dedication.
We accompany your family members in this painful moment, we hug them with great force.
You left very soon;
an indelible pain forever.
Thank you for always helping us with great dedication
, their colleagues from the NGO posted on social networks.
Franco was a volunteer at the NGO Mission Animal that fired him on social media.
Another friend, Miriam, told the
: "He was always skateboarding and
the dogs followed him everywhere
. It was crazy how they loved him."
He recalled that when he found a sick dog, he would take it to the vet and cover the expenses.
"He put animals above all else," said the friend.
And he lamented: "The Skinny, the Deaf, the Black, Vizcacha, Malote and Mona, as their pets who adored them were called, are left alone."
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