It's highly likely no one in Tampa Bay loved beagles more than Jack Novoselski.
What's happening: Kristin Hare's latest beautiful obit for the Tampa Bay Times memorializes Novoselsk, a dog-loving hero who died Sept. 28 of the coronavirus. He was 76 and fully vaccinated.
Why he matters: After founding SouthEast Beagle Rescue in Carrollwood 10 years ago, Novoselski saved about 1,600 beagles by working 60- to 100-hour weeks.
- Novoselski drove 40,000 miles a year to pick up dogs from kill shelters as far as Alabama and Louisiana in his SUV, "The Beagle Bus," volunteers with the organization told Hare.
- He would whisper into the ear of every dog he rescued — no matter how mangy or scared — that everything was going to be okay and no one would hurt them again.
Go deeper: Stories of the dogs and people he brought together.
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