Dying woman's words of wisdom: Adopt a shelter pet

LOVELAND – After receiving thousands of offers from people looking to adopt her dog, a dying woman from northern Colorado now has a new plea: adopt shelter pets.

9NEWS first interviewed Pat Cudd more than a month ago. Cudd had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal cancer. Her dying wish was for someone to adopt her dog, Sherlock.

In the weeks that followed, thousands of people offered up their homes. Recently, Pat found a successor to take Sherlock once she passes away.

In the meantime, Pat is hoping those people who offered to take Sherlock will open their hearts and homes up to other Shelter pets.

"Any animal that needs a home can end up in a shelter," Cudd said. "And they need a home. You can give that to that animal. It feels so good. It just feels so good".

Cudd's dog Sherlock was actually a shelter pet. She adopted him from the Longmont Humane Society four years ago.

"He taught me how to have fun," Cudd said about her dog. "I don't think I ever knew how to."

So far, several people have responded to Cudd saying they adopted pets from shelters in her honor.

To learn more about Pat and Sherlock, head to www.patandsherlock.com.

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