Woman Takes In Late Dad’s Dog Only To Find Out A Horrible Truth At The Vet

Imgur user KingKizer’s shared photos of his father and the 4-month-old puppy that was adopted from an animal shelter in California about three years ago.

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The photos showed the special bond between the rescued dog and the man’s father. Only true pet lovers will understand the extent of the bond between human and animal. They really do become like family. The puppy was named Max. Sadly, KingKizer’s father died recently and KingKizer’s sister stepped up and adopted Max. She made the drive from Oregon, where she was at the time she received the news, to California where her late father had lived. She collected Max and then went back to her home in Austin, Texas.

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KingKizer wrote in the photo journal: He passed away at home on January 8th, 2015. They found him on the couch, likely had not been there too long but we were never told specifics in this regard. My father and my family have a sort of “troubled” past, but that is not what this story is about.

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He was living alone and only had Max there with him. Max, I imagine, was excited to receive the company of those who found my father and likely very scared being stuck in the house as my dad was “asleep”. KingKizer’s sister was in Oregon when the news of her father’s passing broke, so she drove to California where he was living to pick up Max and then drove him to her home in Austin, Texas.

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The sister was the perfect person to take car of Max. She was an ex-vet technician and military veteran. She had helped to rescue many dogs and cats that had been abandoned and became strays in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Once back at home, she took Max, now aged about two and a half years to her local vet. The visit, that was supposed to be just a routine checkup, revealed more tragic news.

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The vet discovered Max had severe cirrhosis of the liver, picked up during his blood work. The prognosis was grim and Max was not given much time to live. KingKizer’s sister spent more than $15,000 on medical bills, doing her utmost to take care of Max.