Service dog who inspired vet has inoperable cancer
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CHARLOTTE – A sad update to a story we brought you Monday.
After a flood of public support, a local Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was able to take his service dog Sadie to the vet Tuesday to examine a lump on her left eye.
The doctor determined it was cancer and spread into her bones and said surgery would only add a couple of months to Sadie's life.
Not wanting the dog to suffer, the family now has to decide when to put her to sleep.
While devastated by the news, her owner said Sadie's legacy will live on through the non-profit he's creating in her name, called “Operation Sadie.”
In the past three days alone, he's collected more than $8,000 in donations from across the country to help other veterans suffering from PTSD and their service dogs.
You can continue to make donations to the group at any Wells Fargo Bank branch across the country and pay it through the Jeremy M. Petersen "Sadie Donation Fund." A Paypal account also has been set up under the name of Denise Smith.