Laura Tott, a waitress featured in Channel 4’s popular reality show First Dates, has revealed the devastating loss of her pet dog on social media.
Tott says the dog, a black Labrador named Lucy, was shot and killed while being walked near her home. The reality star shared the shocking news on an Instagram story with the caption:
‘For those asking, Lucy was shot and killed whilst out walking yesterday. ‘Beyond heartbroken. Thank you so much for all the messages, means a lot.’
The pooch was adopted from a Manchester dogs home by Tott last April.
She shared an image of the late dog with a caption that included ‘Life can be so cruel sometimes.’
She then followed up with an image of her with Lucy, with the caption: ‘Thank you for being the best friend I could ever wish for. You were taken so early, I only had you a year but you brightened up my whole life and everyone else’s too 💔 i rescued you but you rescued me too ❤️ Rest in peace now my absolute nutter 💔💔💔.’
Tott is believed to work as an ambulance technician for the NHS when not filming First Dates. She is also a former member of the Royal Navy.
She has received an outpouring of condolences and well wishes from her social followers. On Instagram, her posts have received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.
One follower wrote: ‘Sorry for your loss. I hope justice is brought to the evil criminal xx.’
Another: ‘I’m so so sorry for your awful loss, I can’t imagine your heartbreak. She’ll be running over rainbow bridge now and watching over her Mama.’
And a third: ‘Who would do that? I am so so angry. I feel it in my stomach. I am devastated for you and I lost my dog in August last year and still cry all the time. Wow. I am speechless. She will be around you in spirit form, she really will.’