Boxer’s body is recovered but his owner needs our help. Here’s how…

By David F. Rooney

Boxer, the pet dog owned by William Young, whose trailer burned in that Monday afternoon fire on Downie Street didn’t make it out alive after all.

“Unfortunately, Boxer’s body was recovered and he has been laid to rest by his family,” Bobbie-Joe Young, Will’s sister, said in an e-mail to The Current on Thursday morning.

Revelstoke Fire Rescue personnel did not initially find Boxer’s body in the smoking ruins of the trailer and there were a few post-fire reports that the black-brown-and-white animal had been spotted on Moss Street, in the Greenbelt and by the CPR Yard. However, none of then proved to be true.

That’s another hard blow to the young man who lost all of his possessions in the fire. But our community can help him get back on his feet.

“If people have household donations they can call Roma Threatful at 250-837-1738,” she said.

She is also setting up a table at Cooper’s this Sunday starting at 10 am for people to donate cash, food or clothing to help him. Will takes a size large in shirts and sweaters and a 32/32 in pants. His shoes size is 10.

“Then next Saturday, September 6, from 10 am until 4 pm we will be hosting a car wash at Farewell Plaza to help raise funds for Will,” Bobbie-Joe said. “Every little bit helps right now on getting Will back on his feet. Thank you very much from my whole family for posting about Boxer it meant everything to us.”