NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – An elderly dog with terminal cancer at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is living out his final days in style.
Teddy was abandoned and has been at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach since July.
“We arrived one morning, heard barking and there he was,” said Meaghan Pitman, the shelter’s marketing manager. “We noticed there was some kind of mass on his back, and when this was examined by our vet, unfortunately it was diagnosed as terminal cancer. It is also unusable.
Pitman said the shelter doesn’t know how many days Teddy has left, but officials are determined to make the time he left extra special. That’s why they started Teddy’s Wish List.
Teddy once went to Ripley’s Aquarium and spent a day as an honorary firefighter and police officer. More recently, he took a spin on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.
“When he finished the activity, his morale really improved,” Pitman said. “He has a good pep in his step and he gets really brave. So, it’s really cool to see his little adventures making him so happy.
Teddy isn’t ready to be adopted, but Pitman said having him at the shelter every day has changed their lives.
“Of course, we never like to see an abandoned animal, but on the one hand, we are happy that whoever dropped him off chose us and trusted us, because having him here has really changed our lives” , Pitman said. “We are all so connected to him and we love him.”
There’s still more to check off Teddy’s to-do list, and Pitman said if anyone has any ideas or wants to help or donate, they should check out the shelter’s website.