U.S. Army Veteran Travels Across the Country for His Sick Service Dog

The bond between humans and dogs has existed for hundreds of years. There is no relationship more pure and beautiful that that of people and K9s. However, the case could be made for the intense love shared by a service dog and its owner.

For one such U.S. Army combat veteran, the love he has for his service dog has led him down a very unique path. A man named David Broido has a beloved service dog named Dr. Indiana Bones. He was told recently that the pit bull service dog has cancer. The outlook is not good for Dr. Indiana Bones, who has osteosarcoma that is a form of bone cancer. David is so committed to his dog’s health that he has decided to travel across the country in order to raise money to get his dog amputation surgery. For Dr. Indiana Bones, aka “Bones,” this surgery would be lifesaving.

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Bones the dog has a critical role in David’s life: he is not only his companion but he helps the Army veteran work through his post-traumatic stress disorder. The dog is trained to help David take his medication and help calm the veteran throughout his daily life. Bones is so important to David that he was willing to do whatever it took to get his sweet dog the surgery he needed. Doctors told David that the only option for saving Bones’ life was to amputate his rear leg.

David, who lives in Los Angeles, traveled across the country to Philadelphia with Bones so that the surgery could be completed at a more affordable price. A friend of David started an online GoFundMe page and helped to raise the money needed to pay for Bones’ surgery. The surgery to remove Bones’ rear leg was recently completed and he’s recovering at home with a very bright outlook on the future!

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