Therapy dog's death pains owners, clients

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana dog that went from being an abandoned animal to a beloved therapy pet is being mourned after her death from cancer.

The golden-retriever mix named Windy spent eight years comforting patients at hospitals, nursing homes and mental health care facilities in Terre Haute as a certified therapy dog.

The Tribune-Star reports ( ) Windy was diagnosed with cancer seven weeks ago and died Saturday.

Owner Barbara Stipp says many of those who worked with Windy came to visit her in her final weeks when she could no longer provide therapy.

Stipp and her husband, Steve, have another therapy dog named Truman.


Information from: Tribune-Star,

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