Golden Retrievers Collect To Honor The Late Boston Marathon Canine


Golden Retrievers gathered and walked to the Boston Marathon end line on April 16 to honor their fallen good friend, Spencer the Boston Marathon Canine.

The gathering was organized by MA Golden Meetups, a gaggle that organizes totally different meetups and occasions for Golden retrievers.

One in all Spencer’s house owners, Wealthy Powers, stated he was overwhelmed by the gesture. “Simply to know that so many individuals care. I imply, the outpouring of help for us is simply completely superb,” Powers advised WBUR.

MA Golden Meetups’ co-founder, Elisha Bussiere, advised CBS Boston that they have been really holding an occasion when information of Spencer’s passing broke.

And that’s when the thought to honor Spencer in the course of the marathon happened. “One of many members steered why don’t we now have a illustration on the Boston Marathon since Spencer gained’t be there this 12 months and it simply grew from there. It was a beautiful thought,” stated Bussiere.

The group additionally bought “Golden Robust” bandanas for the Boston Marathon occasion. And so they have been capable of increase about $1000, which went to Spencer’s house owners.

The cash is reportedly going to be donated to Morris Animal Basis, a non-profit group which works to analysis a sort of most cancers referred to as hemangiosarcoma.

In 2022, Spencer was identified with a cancerous tumor and sadly lost the battle to cancer in February 2023.

Spencer gained paw-pularity because the “Boston Marathon Canine” for holding his “Boston Robust” flag at Mile 3 to greet and cheer on runners since 2015.

And for being a “beacon of hope”, he was even named because the Official Canine of the 126th Boston Marathon by the Boston Marathon final 12 months.

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