A Utah animal sanctuary says a dog that escaped death in Indiana — a result of an ultimatum in the will of its late owner — has died.
Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests revealed fast-growing cancer in the dog’s lungs.
The sanctuary rescued the 105-pound German shepherd after owner Connie Ley of Aurora, Indiana, passed away in November.
Her will dictated the dog be sent to Best Friends or be put to sleep, cremated and mixed in with her ashes. Ley worried the dog was too aggressive and might pose a danger to others.
Best Friends says it will cremate Bela and send the ashes to Indiana to be interred with its late owner.
One month after his owner died and willed him to be killed and buried with her, Bela the German shepherd had a new home where he could live out the rest of his life in peace.
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