Cambridgeshire, England – A recent story in The Daily Mail reports dog lover and widow Linda Hill had put in her will that she wanted to leave £100,000 to the Wood Green Animal Shelter, stating “I express the hope they will look after him” referring to her golden retriever, Henry.
Neighbors of Mrs. Hill contacted police when they had not seen the 85 year old walking her dog for several days. Police broke into the home and found Henry laying by his owners’ lifeless body.
Within hours of being taken to that same shelter Hill donated to, it was determined by a vet that Henry would be euthanized as he had been without food or water for about 5 days and hadn’t been taking his medications for mild arthritis. The shelter reports that Henry was bloated, distressed and in pain.
Friends of Mrs Hill say she would have been devastated by the decision.