When Walter Hollier was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, he received 3 to 6 months to live. As if the news were not devastating enough, Walter still had to worry about what would happen to his two dogs if he died.
His family could only stay with one of his dogs
Walter gave his dog, Doc, to his family. His other dog, Diego, was still out of the loop. So the man decided to use social networks to find him a home.
Walter posted photos of Diego on Facebook, accompanied by the following text:
“Hi, My name is Walt Hollier and this a pic of my dog Diego. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with liver cancer, stage 4, terminal. I was given 3 to 6 months to live. So in all likelihood, I will be leaving this world soon. I must find Diego a caring and loving home. He is 8 yrs old and loves people. He has not shown ANY aggressive behavior in 8 yrs. He is in great health and loves to run,play, swim, and ride in cars or trucks. He is a red heeler, weighs 50 lbs. He is a great watch dog, and real low maintenance. It tears me heart out to lose him. But it would bring me great comfort when I die that he is well taken care of. I live in the Austin area. So if you can help in ANY way, please contact me.”
The post worked! Walter’s publication was shared thousands of times and he received more than 10,000 messages!
Walter found a home for Diego at The Last Resort, a men’s recovery center in Smithville, Texas. Now, Diego lives on a large property and has over 40 new friends, such as horses, cows and other animals. The puppy serves as a therapy dog for the men who enter the recovery center!
Diego is getting a lot of love at The Last Resort, and Walter visits his furry friend with some frequency. Let us hope that this brings some peace for him during his last days.
Man with cancer uses Facebook to re-home his dog
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Source: I Love My Dog