TRAGIC Tina Satchwell loved her dogs Ruby and Heidi and her parrot Pearl and treated them like the children she never had.
Tina was reported missing on March 24, 2017 from her home on Grattan Street in Youghal, Co Cork, where she had lived with her husband for almost two years.
Tina’s body was found in the stairwell of the three-story terraced house on the evening of October 11th.
It is understood one of her dogs has died since her disappearance.
Tina was known for her love and devotion to her dogs.
They were always with her when she went for walks, sometimes in matching outfits with colors similar to the ones she wore herself.
She loved dressing them up for special days like Christmas and Halloween, and there are many photos of her posing with the precious pooches after coordinating her outfits with them.
After her body was found, a source said: “Tina’s dogs were taken to the Cork Dog Home where they took her in, fed her and cared for her until a decision could be made about her.”
“There was an offer to rehome the parrot almost immediately and he went to a good home.
“The good news is that Tina’s family in Fermoy have decided to take their beloved remaining dog with them.
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“They also took in a puppy that wasn’t originally Tina’s dog but had been living with him and they decided that she was such a dog lover that she would have wanted them to look after him too. “
“Also, the puppy and Tina’s remaining dog had been living together for ten months and are good friends, so it would have been cruel to separate them.”
Tina’s remains were driven through her home in Fermoy last week, where former neighbors dropped by to pay their last respects to one of their neighbors.
People gathered in groups along the streets of the St Bernard’s Place estate in Fermoy, Cork, where Tina grew up.
Earlier that day, neighbors Patsy Flood and Brendan Cronin described her as a “loving” woman who was happy “all the time” and took her dogs everywhere.
“Always an animal lover”
Mr Flood said: “There is no one in Cork who would say a bad word about them (Mrs Satchwell’s family).”
Another person described Tina as “a beautiful person inside and out” who has always been an “animal lover.”
She was then taken to the Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy for a private service for family and close friends.
A special message from Tina’s family, read out at a memorial service for the “beautiful” woman, said: “There are no words to describe the pain in our hearts right now, Tina.
“Tina would bring a smile to anyone’s face – she had a very bubbly personality and was a very outgoing person.
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“She was always out with her babies (her little toy dogs) Ruby and Heidi.
“Tina loved her fashion. She was always so well dressed. We will cherish the moments and all the great memories we shared with you.”