Veteran In Hospice Gets To See His Dog One Final Time

Veteran In Hospice Gets To See His Dog One Final Time
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A veteran who was living out his last days in hospice was able to see his dog one last time. Albuquerque Animal Welfare would share his emotional story on their Facebook page. The veteran by the name of John Vincent was admitted to the Hospice Center at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently.

He has no family in the area, so he would have to surrender his dog, named Patch, to the shelter. Amy Neal, a palliative care social worker says that John’s only request was to see his dog one last time.

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John gets to see his dog one last time

A Special ReunionYesterday was a special day for a Veteran named John Vincent and his beloved dog Patch. Vincent was…

Posted by Albuquerque Animal Welfare on Friday, October 18, 2019

“Yesterday we were able to make their final reunion happen,” the Facebook post says. “Our AWD Director, Danny Nevarez, along with team members Joel Craig, Desiree Cawley and Celina Chavez-Fennell took Patch down to the Hospice Center for the reunion. It was such a heart warming moment! They were so happy to see each other and to say their goodbyes. It was an honor to make this veteran’s final wish come true. Patch is now back at our Westside Animal Shelter awaiting his new home. Patch already has an interested adopter.”

It was an absolutely emotional experience as team members watched the reunion take place. As stated in the Facebook post, Patch is already awaiting a new adoptive family, which is super exciting.

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Internet users extend their sympathies and love

Veteran In Hospice Gets To See His Dog One Final Time
John Vincent and Patch / Facebook

Many people have already been sharing their sympathy and love for the story. “I’m crying!! My heart breaks for this man to be in this alone 💔 Bless the folks that made this happen for him and his precious pup ❤️❤️🙏🏼,” someone writes on Facebook.

Another person chimes in, “Beautiful and heartbreaking, so very glad they got this reunion, Prayers going to both…🙏😢”

Veteran In Hospice Gets To See His Dog One Final Time
John Vincent and Patch / Facebook

What an emotional reunion. I’m sure John will truly value having this be one of the last memories of his time on Earth.

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