Despite valiant efforts to save her – Dublin Airport's Hare Emma has passed away 1 year ago

Despite valiant efforts to save her – Dublin Airport's Hare Emma has passed away

RIP Hare Emma.

Those of you who followed the story of the Dublin Airport worker who found the struggling hare while on a K9 mission on the airport's grounds will be sad to hear that the tiny animal has been confirmed dead.

The tiny brown hare was found covered in snow at Dublin Airport by a K9 team during the snow of early March. She was retrieved by an airport worker, who filmed the rescue.

The leveret was so cold as the mercury plummeted below zero that she approached a human in desperation.

Following a rough start and tougher rehabilitation, Hare Emma seemed to be thriving – and even made international headlines.

However, it wasn't meant to be for the leporine creature – as Dublin Airport confirmed the news on social media this Friday evening.

The social media team took to Twitter to share the news of Emma's passing, alongside a note mentioning their continued work with the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Dozens have since responded on Twitter commending the airport staff for their tireless and considerate work in helping the animal to survive when conditions were at their harshest.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.