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Twitter Dog Tatler Alan Killed At Vogue House
One of Britain's most famous dogs has died after a tragic accident involving a revolving door.
Alan, a dachshund puppy - the in-house dog at upmarket Tatler magazine, was killed after getting stuck in the entrance to the publication's offices at London's Vogue House.
It is understood the dog was being walked on his lead by a member of staff when he suddenly rushed towards the door - getting trapped along with a male worker.
Two fire engines were called to the scene and attempts were made to remove the door, but Alan was reportedly declared dead at the scene.
Alan had attracted more than 2,600 Twitter followers through the account @TatlerAlan, where pictures of his life inside and outside the magazine's offices were regularly posted.
The account was a hit in the world of fashion and PR, with Alan's admirers including magazine editors, models and Made In Chelsea's Rosie Fortescue
Alan's owner Jennifer George - an editor's assistant and events manager at Tatler - confirmed the dog's death on Twitter and posted the last photo she took of him as a tribute.
She wrote: "Yesterday my tiny much loved man Alan passed away in a tragic accident.
"Thank you to all that were there to help, all the kind wishes and all who followed @TatlerAlan.
"He was so awesome & so very loved."
what do you think?
Awwwwww bless him xx
poor little thing
national holiday RIP "Two fire engines were called to the scene and attempts were made to remove the door, but Alan was reportedly declared dead at the scene." is it me or is the world gone crazy, the news today also consists of a man who has lost all his family cause fire engines took more then 1 hour to arrive, while here we have a dog who lives in a very upmarket area getting attended by 2 fire engines?????????
It wasn't just the dog who was trapped,read all the story.
Story changed overnight Has been updated since I posted. The man being trapped also is an update.
Can't we be cabable of looking after both animals and people without having to choose ? I realise certain cultures do not value animal life, but don't bring it here !
I ve been involved in animal rescues when the fire brigade have to be called out, and if during the rescue of an animal an emergency call comes in they will leave the animal to attend to the emergency.
sorry ali this is aimed at stewgwyn....when you say certain cultures dont value animal life "dont bring it here".do you mean here as in england or britain? because if you do you should not throw stones in glass houses. i worked six years in an abatoir in manchester.the culture i was in had no respect for animal life whatsoever,unless a camera crew were in. just check out the meat department in any store and see the respect we the british have. so dont bring race or culture into an argument about a pampered dog bought purley to promote a compamies image.eh, such repect?
Yes, I do mean Britain, and no, I don't condone abbatoir practices, it leaves a lot to be desired. We are not a perfect nation with regard to animal welfare, but flippant comments like Ali's show his lack of respect for animals and does do not serve to improve the situation. We do not have to choose between who we help and who we don't.
.....and as Shaun correctly points out, the emergency services would not be so stupid as to ignore a family caught up in a house fire to attend to a trapped animal. Such implications are an insult to their intelligence and professionalism. These two incidents were nowhere near each other and the outcome of each incident was not affected. And as for the statement ''national holiday RIP'' that says it all. A bad attitude towards animal life is reflected in the attitude to human life.
Stew take a chill pill. I look after my mates pekinese all the time. And I have never tried killing it for food. Ur culture comment kinda proves u live in a remote part of wales on top of a hill. My comment refers more to class and social status.
Very astute, Ali, yes, I do live in a remote part of North Wales on top of a hill (honestly). My wife has a horse (true) that I'm planning to make into burgers. If it doesn't eat grass or run on diesel I don't understand it But all jokes aside, I don't believe that emergergy sevices discriminate between those of different class and social status. That could be said to be quite insulting to highly trained, dedicated professionals
Sorry, emergency, not emergengy.
Stew London is a big city, cuts to police, fire and health our having huge implications on the lower classes.. The emergency services would agree with me on this and not find it offensive...
We've had severe cuts too, Ali, it's all relative. What is small to begin with gets even smaller, and distances between services can be greater ''out in the sticks''. I agree resources cannot be wasted, but where possible surely we can attempt to rescue a small animal if no-one else suffers, without making fun of its demise. Just saying?
the class thing in London is huge i feel for this dog, dont get me wrong but if it was a dog in peckham that got trapped you think anyone would care? let alone 2 ambulance crews and probs police and ambulance theirs probably also a csi crew there right now aswell
Ali, if the class gulf in London is as wide as you say, then that is obviously wrong. And I am pleased to know that you do after all, have sympathy for the dog. It seems that the issue of perceived preferential treatment of supposedly ''superior'' classes is the one that needs addressing, if indeed true, and not the issue of whether it was a dog, a person, or both. I can only argue from a point of view of my own locality and not yours. I am receptive to your arguement, but your initial comment did not show your views in the best possible light.
good of the fire brigade to get out and try to help him.poor thing.
Sad accident and sorry the dog was killed sure but 2 fire engines?
There was a person trapped as well!!!!
There were 3 fire engines sent to save a grey squirrel trapped in a canal the other day. Actual fires are getting rarer and rarer, so they send the full works to incidents like this.