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- 2113 days ago -
Ol Boy was found sick and starving on the streets of Singapore by a rescue group called Save Our Street Dogs. They picked him up off the ground where he was lying in his own urine & took him to a vet who found the tick infested dog had cancer. He died.

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Michelle S (462)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:48 pm
The video will move you to tears.

From the article:

"In what has to be one of the saddest and yet the most heartwarming stories I've ever heard, the tale of a dying stray dog who finally received the love and compassion he never knew right before he died has touched me in more ways than one.

"Ol Boy" was found sick, starving, and alone on the streets of Singapore by a rescue group called Save Our Street Dogs. They picked him up off the ground (where he was lying in his own urine) and took him to a veterinarian, who found that he was infested with ticks, covered in sores, in incredible pain, and possibly suffering from cancer.

After having the ticks removed and receiving blood transfusions, the group found out via an animal communicator (someone who specializes in how animals think and feel) that Ol Boy was dying, and that his last wish was to feel the warmth and security of a loving family.

Take a look at this video clip to hear what happened next.

What those men did for that poor dog was one of the gentlest and kindest gestures I've ever witnessed. And as sad as it is that Ol Boy ultimately didn't survive years of living on the streets, knowing that he felt genuinely loved and cared for in his last few hours is somewhat of a comfort.

And the way he was cremated and had his ashes scattered with such dignity and respect was such a moving ending to his tragic life. His story proves even further that no amount of compassion is too small, and it's never too late to show someone they are loved.

What moved you the most about Ol Boy's story?"

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:55 pm
I am reduced to tears.

jo M. (3)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:14 am
Rest in peace Ol Boy. Glad you found some compassion and comforting in your final hours. God Bless your rescuers.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:25 am
"In what has to be one of the saddest and yet the most heartwarming stories I've ever heard, the tale of a dying stray dog who finally received the love and compassion he never knew right before he died has touched me in more ways than one.

"Ol Boy" was found sick, starving, and alone on the streets of Singapore by a rescue group called Save Our Street Dogs. They picked him up off the ground (where he was lying in his own urine) and took him to a veterinarian, who found that he was infested with ticks, covered in sores, in incredible pain, and possibly suffering from cancer."

Inconsolable T (44)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:31 am
Go join your siblings, whom you were parted from as pups, and your friends, beyond rainbow bridge

Michelle S (462)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:34 am
Dear Friends: don't just note the the video.

I have tears streaming down my face and feel so much pain and relief for Ol Boy combined.

Ol Boy wants you to know his story. Please pay him homage and watch the video.

P A (117)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:39 am
Tears, Tears, Tears!!! It set my asthma off - God bless them for helping Old Boy have a loved last few days - may he wait at Rainbow Bridge for them!

Michael C (217)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:09 am
Have watched the video, and am now reduced to a broken heart, and a puddle of water here, but also so touched my the compassion shown by those two people who took Ol Boy Home, and giving him the love and compassion, and the home he so must have dearly wanted...He was treated so kindly, and with such respect, and dignity, He must have felt like a King...I can't stop crying, God Bless you Ol Boy...

Maria S (95)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:13 am
I still have tears running down my face as I'm typing. Michelle thanks for sharing this heartwarming story.
God Bless those who rescued Ol Boy and gave him a home, love and all he needed just before crossing the Rainbow Bridge.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:43 am
Thanks, what more can be said.

Linda M (1748)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 3:24 am
So tragic.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:56 am
Already read the article about him some days ago... Got tears in my eyes when reading...

Thanks, Michelle. I guess I'm not brave enough to watch it as I know reading this story already made me cry...

Michela M (3964)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 5:32 am

Sara P (54)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:00 am
No way that I read this, I cannot!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot Michelle :(((

Vallee R (280)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:19 am
Sara - I agree with you - after reading all the comments it seems a box of tissue wouldn't be enough for me - i cry at kid's movies - thanks for posting Michelle -

Carolyn P (98)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:25 am
I can't bear it - thank God for all those kind people who do their best for the Singapore Street Dogs, bless them. RIP old boy, I know you are really feeling love now.

federico bortoletto (47)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:28 am
E' davvero terrificante.......non ci sono parole

Nicole W (646)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:28 am
cried and cried, may Ol' Boy rest in peace

Constance F (418)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:40 am
I really hate to cry, so what was I thinking when I let myself watch this ?! I did so out of respect. But I am grateful I saw the end, I am grateful that this beautiful dog got one moment of love and care and passed away no longer having to endure the horrific suffering he was in. And that fact I am grateful for just ONE MOMENT of this dog's life is gut wrenching. This is the only time I want to believe in reincarnation. May ol' boy either be born again as a happy and sassy pup adopted into a fabulous home or transform into a beatutiful shining star ~ Let is be so !

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:45 am
I am still crying. May Ol'Boy Rest in Peace. Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:50 am
I posted this a few days ago and my heart was broken by Ol Boy's story, cannot watch again but my heart is with Ol Boy and I hope to meet him one day. Thank you.

Morgan McDowell (4)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:56 am

So sad too, at least he was able to be rescued!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:26 am
Noted when story first broke and I think we should all do a tribute to this beloved beautiful animal! But he is now running with Lennox, Yuko and all the others he is happy and whole now and at least he knew that the last hand to touch him were hand filled with love and care and so his life was greatly appreciated and loved and believe me be ...Ole boy knew that and ole boy is now young boy and restored fully whole! We all love you ole boy and will forever keep you in our hearts!!!

. (1)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:35 am
So sad! Thank you Michelle.

James Merit (144)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:43 am
RIP over the rainbow Ol Boy, love always!

David C (129)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:55 am
thank you... no one should ever live or die homeless or friendless

Lynn Scanlon (57)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:21 am
I knew I'd regret watching the video but I had to. My heart breaks for Ol Boy but I'm so glad he was surrounded by love and compassion towards the end of his life.

Rescuers, you are awesome!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:25 am
Aww this breaks my heart! But i'm happy that he was rescued before he passed away. I know he's in heaven now, having a great time :)

Liz AWAY G (72)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:52 am
Sadly noted and watched the video with so many tears falling,it's heartbreaking to think how Ol Boy suffered on the streets and from the first moment i saw the video i wished i could have given him a big hug for all that he went through and then these wonderful caring people took care of him,giving him love and tender moments until he fell asleep,it warms my heart to know that he found love and kindness at the end of his sad life and still the tears fall.It gives me hope to know there are many caring,compassionate,loving people in this world.THANK YOU to all who made Ol Boys last days free of suffering and pain and he fell asleep knowing love!!! It was beautiful to see how he was cared for after his death and that really touched me,such gentle young men.Rest In Peace Ol Boy your suffering is now over and you are now free.My heart goes out to the street dogs and ALL animals who never find love,comfort or kindness.Thank you dear Michelle for this very touching video,you will be loved always dear Ol Boy.Forever in my heart and thoughts.Liz Xx

Valerie H (133)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:02 am of the most beautiful videos I have ever seen....... *** thank YOU to the caring people ** who showed this angel love and compassion.... xoxo * God Bless You Ol Boy *

Valerie H (133)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:03 am
You cannot currently send a star to Michelle because you have done so within the last week.

paula eaton (30)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:13 am
This is heartbreaking. I am glad he did not die alone and in his final moments he was shown love and compassion. I am stillcrying. Rest in peace you poor sweet baby.

Sue McGuey (106)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:16 am
Noted!~ Have seen this before!:((((((((( Reposted to Facebook!~ Bittersweet to say the least!!:(((((:)))))

Veronique L (209)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:21 am
Very moving indeed...

Jerry B (128)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:27 am
Noted and watched the Video so sad, Rest in peace Ol Boy..thanks Michelle!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:36 am
How sad that he couldn't have been rescued earlier! But on the other hand, he didn't die alone on the streets!
Thanks Michelle

Kay M (347)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:05 am
poor guy :(

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:05 am
Very sad.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:18 pm
The only words I can say (because I am in tears right now) is may God remember Ol Boy.

Dany Strakova (123)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:10 pm
Singapore one of the richest countries, full of wealth an Mercedes“ yet void of compassion for animals ....... :(

Dianne D (490)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:35 pm
Reading the comments, I knew that I couldn't watch the video. God Bless all the animals in the world and those that love and care for them. Curses on those that abuse and abandon animals and for letting them breed. You can tell a lot about a person and a country on how they treat their animals.

Veronica C (22)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:13 pm
He has to be in such a better place now. He was probably relieved to leave this miserable world after the way it treated him.

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:29 pm
Poor dog !

michelle t (41)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:50 pm
Very sad.Poor dog

Claudia I (40)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 3:01 pm
bless ,!!! i thank God i care and love Animals,
why ??People are cruel ?? hmm ,,am human,, but...we are so different from other human.. why ?????

Joyce Schwartz (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:25 pm
i am so happy he got love before he passed on

Amanda A (201)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:31 pm
I can't watch. I've already cried once today over our treatment of animals.. I am happy found a home.. But too little too late? Thank you

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:41 pm
RIP Ol Boy. Can't watch the video, but thank you to those who were kind to this old doggie at the end of his unhappy life.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:49 pm
seen this earlier can't watch again, too sad!

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 5:43 pm
Noted Tks. Michelle.. It reduced me to tears.. I'm glad that Ol Boy was given the Respect and Love before left this earth for he so deserved it..Thanks to all the people involved
R.I.P. Ol Boy... now you are free and healthy....

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 5:50 pm
Noted, Thank you Michelle.

Instead of countries spending so much of their money on weapons of war and their military, money should be used to improve the lives of their people and their sentient animals..

Marcia Mueller (13)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:23 pm
That poor little fellow. May many blessings go to the ones who gave him comfort at the end. Sad to think how many more stories like his there are and how many never know the kindness this little one knew for a short time..

Carrie B (306)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:27 pm
Not enough kleenex in the computer room. Still crying.

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:04 pm
Thank you to everyone who did their very best to help a needy and deserving old dog...

Marie W (67)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:05 pm
What will the judgement of humanity be for allowing such sorrow?

Diane B (275)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:00 pm
poor boy!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:42 pm
RIP little doggie. My heart breaks but I hope others like him will be saved.

irene davis (74)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:54 pm
RIP darling very moving!

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:25 am
Oh dear, oh dear, what can I say between the tears. Bravo those lovely people to care so much !!!

Kim O (396)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:29 am
Somebody pass the Kleenex!!! :*( RIP sweet Ol Boy. You're pain free now. I'm glad you got to know love even tho' it was just for a little bit. :*(

Gabriela C (105)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:50 am
Heartbreaking!! "You cannot currently send a star to Michelle because you have done so within the last week.
Thank you, dear Michelle!

Christeen Anderson (371)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:07 am
I'm still crying.

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:34 am
sadly noted

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 5:09 am
noted...this was such a beautiful tribute to Ole Boy....God bless him...he is now at Rainbow Bridge playing and running with all the other dogs that are praise and thanks to the guys that gave him a home for the short while...God will give you blessings abundantly my friends....I also had a similar experience with a dog that was in bad shape from an animal shelter...I only had her for 3 days, she was starving and in very bad shape, and on the 3rd day I adopted her she got distemper and I had to have her put her weak moments, she wagged her tail and kissed my hand as if to say thank you for helping me...I will never forget it, and this story reminds me so much of my own experience with my Sadie and Ole Boy are together and enjoying life as dogs should!!!!! Thank you for this sweet story!!!!! Thank you Jesus for the people out there that have a sweet soul for animals that do not have any control of their lives....may we all together make a difference!!!!!

Marlene PatiƱo (131)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 5:10 am
Very sad history!

Patricia W (5)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:59 am

M B (62)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 7:09 am
that reminds me of a stray cat I saved. After giving him my home, he would follow me everywhere, just like a dog, he was very ill, so I took him to the Vet... there he was put asleep because he had cancer.....I'll never forget him !
R.I.P. Ol'Boy.

Anne P (174)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 7:52 am
Heartbreaking. He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge now. Rest in peace, Ol' Boy.

Robyn M (123)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 8:54 am
Dear sweet Ol Boy...RIP...Run and be free, play like a puppy...You are loved, missed, and thought of often.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:07 am
This story happens all over the world, way too much and we are unable to stop it. I thank GOD , although stories like thhis make me question GOD, for these people. That poor baby.......RIP

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 10:20 am
so sad for heaven sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 tears and tears OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 RIP little angel!!!!!!1 but is real this happen evry day and all over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 11:03 am
RIP Ol Boy Thanks Michelle

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 11:06 am
Ol Boy you are home now in the arms of Mother Nature "FREE OF THIS HATEFUL NON-CARING HUMAN WORLD" R.I.P. my four legged friend. =^..^=

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 11:17 am
I should have known I couldn't watch the video without crying my heart out. Poor Ol'Boy to have had such a miserable life on the streets but am so glad that in the end he was loved and in a home. {I cry more just thinking about it} Thank you, Michelle, for sharing and much thanks to all the people who made Ol' Boy's end so happy.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:00 pm
By the comments, I knew I couldn't watch the video. This is so sad that we have to treat animals so poorly. Hopefully we can change the world and save the animals and throw those that abuse and abandon animals in jail forever.

Marliese B (69)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:58 pm
Thank you so much Michelle. So sadly noted .I can't stop crying reading this sad article and all the sad comments about Ol Boy's terrible life and his only few happy moments before he passed away. So touching that so dear people gave Ol Boy love and care on a short time.
Tears, tears, tears and always tears are running down my face that I'll watch the video tomorrow since it's not possible for me doing it still now. But for sure, I'll watch it... in honour of Ol Boy!!!!
R.I.P. Ol Boy, poor sweet doggie!!! So sad you didn't got care and love earlier in your sad life!!!

Darlene W (303)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:08 pm
Sadly noted and definitely need Kleenex. How can people let animals be treated this way. Blessings to those who helped this poor dog.

bev g (128)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:48 pm
OMG this is so so sad. Poor dog lived his life like that and many other stoo. Why do people do this to them? It breaks my heart. xx

Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:09 pm
That had to be the saddest video I have ever watched. Thank you to all who made Ol Boy's final hours his happiest. Thanks for sharing Michelle

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2012, 12:22 am
it's so sad video :( poor little dog... RIP

Carol Cook (5)
Monday September 10, 2012, 4:03 am
thank you to those who showed him love in his last moments, so so sad how "man" treats animals. i cannot wait for it all to end

Azaima A (207)
Monday September 10, 2012, 5:16 am

Angela Acone (5)
Monday September 10, 2012, 7:00 am
I can't watch it! I'm at work and almost crying over the comments alone! I'll try to find the courage to watch once I get home tonight out of respect.

. (0)
Monday September 10, 2012, 10:08 am
I have no words...................RIP sweetie

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 3:48 pm
i cried seeing this :(

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 5:48 am
I knew better than to watch this video, but I did it anyway. Now, I can't stop the tears!
I am glad that Ol Boy finally felt the love of people and had a place to call home, even if it was only a short while!! God Bless those guys for giving him that, before he left us!!
Rest in Peace little one. You will never feel unloved or homeless again!!!

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 8:16 am
Shared on Facebook.

Lisa Sears (150)
Saturday February 4, 2017, 2:07 pm
Couldn't watch the video, tears already pouring down my face just from the story. Run wild and free at the Bridge, and be healthy once again.
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