News / Utah / 

Salt Lake's Homeless Community Holds Funeral for Therapy Dog

Salt Lake's Homeless Community Holds Funeral for Therapy Dog



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Mourners shed tears today at a funeral service for a beloved dog. Truman was a therapy dog at the St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center serving Salt Lake's homeless community.

Salt Lake's Homeless Community Holds Funeral for Therapy Dog

People remembered Truman as the friend they had when they had no other friends. "I've had people who would come who haven't talked to anyone in a while, but when Truman would come they would talk to him," says Jim Upton of the St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center.

Salt Lake's Homeless Community Holds Funeral for Therapy Dog

Truman's ashes as well as his favorite toy were buried beside a tree that was planted in Truman's memory. But as one life ends another begins and friends hope that the shelter's new puppy, Luke, will fill the void Truman left and carry on his legacy.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast