They guessed he was about 13 or 14 years old, and while Chester was in the care of Animal Ark, more and more tumors appeared all over his little body. Realizing he probably didn't have much more time, Animal Ark began searching for a family willing to take in a terminally ill pet and give him the final home he deserved. That's when Nicole Elliott stepped in.
"I am friends with a lot of animal shelters and rescue groups on Facebook. I was scrolling through, and saw a post with a before and after picture, and HOSPICE NEEDED as the title," Elliott told The Dodo.
"I slept on it, and woke up knowing it was the right thing to do. I knew that it would be my responsibility to make his final days the best I could, to mine and his ability. I arrived before the shelter opened, and they let me in to get him. I fell in love the moment I saw him," she said.