Helen had been inconsolable since her pet Cavalier King Charles spaniel, whom she had rescued from a shelter three years earlier, died of a heart condition. Only adding to her sadness, her cat passed away as well just a few weeks later. It seemed as though nothing would lift her spirits.
"She cried and was sad for a long time. She didn't want to leave the house at all," said Nicole. "Between the dog and the cat dying, she was just so devastated."