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The moment we welcome our pets in our life, they become our family.

80-year-old Ken Pendagraft had a dog named Zack who was his best friend and biggest support in life for over 14 years. In fact, Zack was the reason Ken was feeling fine as the dog was the only family this man had. The two would take long walks and had fun together, but then, Zack got sick.

Unfortunately, Ken couldn’t afford to take his furry-pal to the vet and that broke his heart. Seeing him crying because of his dog’s declining health, one of Ken’s neighbors who witnessed he was in a desperate condition decided to share his story and wrote, “Ken was in tears …He said, ‘I don’t know what to do. I have no money to take him to a vet’.”

That’s when Elaine Seamans, founder of the At-Choo Foundation, a rescue organization that helps dogs in need of medical care decided to step in. They took Zack to a vet where they were told the poor animal suffered from glaucoma, severe arthritis and a 6/6 heart murmur. That meant a surgery wasn’t possible and Zack died shortly after.

Elaine took to Facebook to thank everyone who kept Zack in their prayers and wrote, “Prof. Zack’s loving papa was with him as his soul was released from his body that had stopped working for him. He is now feeling like a puppy again and doing all things happy and joyful.”

Ken was deeply affected and saddened by the loss. In fact he was so heartbroken that he died of heart affect shortly after Zack was forever gone.

Ken and Zack, rest in peace. What you two had was something truly special.

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