KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Since 2019, a dog has been a regular feature on the streets of Dupont in Pennsylvania where its owner would walk it twice a day.
The brindle rescued dog Mellow, however, went for its last walk recently following its diagnosis of having a fast-spreading lymphoma last month.
A resident of the area KJ Warunek told The Post that Mellow's owner Kevin Curry had left flyers in neighbours’ mailboxes, informing them about the dog's final walk.
“Regardless of how well we know each other, you have made my life so much richer than any rescue dog could have hoped for,” Curry wrote in the note on behalf of Mellow which Warunek shared to a local Facebook page.
“I am so grateful to have such caring neighbours and live in a community that looks out for one another so well,” the message continued.
“I’m not sure when exactly I will go, but each day over the past few weeks has been a struggle for me to get around the neighborhood like I used to.”
“[I] would love to say goodbye face-to-face if you are available,” it continued.
“Come out to pat me on the head or rub my belly and I will be forever grateful,” the note, which is accompanied by a map of the route and request to buy a gift for a dog or to donate to a charity, states.
Warunek told the portal that residents were seen patting Mellow and giving it treats as it walked past them.
“Others just stood in the back and cried, so as to not upset Kevin,” she said, adding that Mellow was also given ice cream by a local ice cream parlour.