(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.
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.
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.