Pet Obituary: Pepper Douglas

Pepper Douglas, a 3-1/2 year old Schnauzer, of Winnsboro, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge sometime between Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 24, 2021 under tragic circumstances.

After the security wire around her yard was unknowlingly broken at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 20, she and her two pup sisters took the unexpected opportunity, as curious pups will do, to explore the surrounding woods. The three most likely spent some quality time tracking and chasing various small game before her two sisters returned home safely the next day.

Pepper was not with them. She was found Sunday morning where it appeared she had been laid on the railroad track after possibly being shot.

On May 5, 2018, Pepper and her sisters were purchased from a private breeder in Spartanburg, S.C. by Jimmy Ray Douglas. From then until her untimely death, Pepper’s life was filled with unconditional love, happiness, and fun adventures.

One of Pepper’s most joyous activities was riding around downtown Winnsboro with her sisters in the front seat of the family pickup truck driven by Douglas, who lovingly referred to the three pups as “my girls.” Pepper, at all times, and considered herself the protector of her two sisters. She was also known to take seriously the responsibility to alert her family when visitors would come to the house.

While Pepper was not a famous dog, she was very important to her family, and the day before she was found, Douglas sent The Voice newspaper a notice for a $2,000 reward for her safe return.

Pepper is survived by her two sisters, Honey and Sugar (from the same litter), Douglas and many adoring friends and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by two older family pets Baby and Blusslubla, who Pepper was buried next to in the yard at her home.

If you would like to honor Pepper’s memory, please make a donation to the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, located at 1678 US Highway 321 N, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or make a donation by phone at 803-815-0805.

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