A Cedar Rapids homeless man’s dying last wish was to see his dog, Yurtie, one last time. It was a simple request, but one that meant the world to Kevin McClain in his final days.
People involved with the man’s last wish describe it as something they’ll never forget. Yurtie used to live with 57 year old Kelvin in his car. Unfortunately, Kevin became ill with lung cancer.
In this photo, Kevin holds Yurtie during their final reunion on May 11 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
Volunteers and Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control described Yurt as inconsolable when he was brought to the shelter. Kevin died a few days after this meeting, and Yurtie how lives with a new family.
Family come in all different shapes and sizes and are always there for you when you need them the most.
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