03 Apr '18, 8pm

When he lost his dog, this elderly man thought he was all alone in the world | MNN - Mother Nature Network

When he lost his dog, this elderly man thought he was all alone in the world | MNN - Mother Nature Network

80-year-old Ken holds his dog, Zack, for the last time. (Photo: Carol Burt) Not many people at the mobile home community in Hemet, California, could say they knew their neighbor Ken. The 80-year-old retiree kept mostly to himself — his only companion a little dog named Zack. "I know quite a bit of people from walking dogs because I foster a lot," neighbor Carol Burt tells MNN. "I had seen Ken with Zack a couple of times. He’s very quiet. Doesn’t say anything. Just kind of a wave and we went on." But one evening, about two weeks ago, Burt suddenly found herself an unlikely lifeline for them both. There was a furious banging at her door. It was one of her neighbors, telling Burt she needed to pay Ken and Zack a visit. "Okay, let me finish dinner and I’ll go look," Burt said. "No, you need to go now," the neighbor said. "Go right now." Burt rushed to Ken’s mobile home, where ...

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