Family, friends, community honor Tina Tintor, her dog Max in Las Vegas Saturday

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – More than one week following the death of Tina Tintor and her dog Max, her community came out for a special event to honor them in Town Square Saturday.

The 23-year-old was killed with her golden retriever in a fiery DUI crash involving former Las Vegas Raider wide receiver Henry Ruggs III on Nov. 2. 

Tintor’s mom, showed up in all black to the “pack walk” to honor the two lives lost. They bought Tina’s other dog, a husky named Bella.

“We need this, we need the family to know the community is here for them as well,” Angela Pinzon said.

The family was still grieving and not ready to talk to 8 News Now on camera, but Tintor’s aunt off camera said, “tomorrow it could be anyone’s child”, that we had permission to share.

Around 200 people attended with their pups to honor Tina and Max, and to speak out on the dangers of drunk driving. 

Event organizer Pinzon said the walk was to emphasize that their life and light will never be forgotten.  Every dog also wore a white bandana, which symbolized peace.

“Las Vegas is a large community of dog lovers, and knowing this unfortunate event brought so many feelings,” Pinzon added.

While nothing can bring the two back, participants said their life was cut short.

Tina’s uncle said they appreciate all the support during this painful time, but right now they have to fight for justice.

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