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Indiana Woman Dies Of Cancer & Requests Guide Dog Is Euthanized & Buried With Her

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Well, this is very strange.

Shelia Stadler was very close with her guide dog. So close that before Shelia passed away from cancer, she requested her dog Toffee be euthanized and buried alongside her.

Here's what a person from the local animal hospital had to say:

"[The move is] unusual in some aspects. It just really depends on what the family wants to do with the dog. Legally they can do whatever they want."

The dog was apparently VERY unhappy after its owner died.

The same source said:

"[Days before it was euthanized, the dog] wandered aimlessly. I wouldn't say that's unusual for a dog to be in mourning, especially if a dog is really close to a person."

We're not sure if that was because it missed its dog, or if it sensed it was about to be euthanized.

We personally don't think this type of request is kosher, or logical.

A guide dog is a very useful animal, and could've easily found a new home.

Plus if the woman was dying from cancer, she may have not been in the right state of mind to be making such a monumental decision such as that.

But, hey, that's just our opinion.

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3 comments to “Indiana Woman Dies Of Cancer & Requests Guide Dog Is Euthanized & Buried With Her”

  1. Kat says – reply to this


    Wow.. As much as I love my animals, I wouldn't want their life to end just because I was no longer in this world. As far as I'm concern, as long as someone can care for them and love them after my death, that is all that matters. Besides, there are documented cases of where an animal will pass away after its owner passed away. I had a dog growing up that died a week after my Father passed away.

  2. 2

    no i dont mean to diss her memory but i dont think the dog should die too if i die i wouldnt then kill my cats they got a life too… someone else could of cared for the dog

  3. 3

    Re: perez posse SUPERFAN 777 – agree. that is kinda stupid