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Surprise party held for service dog with terminal cancer

(KLAS) —
A special service dog was celebrated downtown Wednesday

“Wonka” and his
owner thought they were visiting kids at the Discovery Children’s Museum. But
it was actually a surprise party for Wonka, who had the attraction listed on
his bucket list.

Wonka was diagnosed with
terminal cancer in December, so he and his owner are checking off a bunch of
goals. So far, they’ve visited fire stations, met the golden knights and he
even got married!

His owner says he’s made
such a difference in her life and many others.

“He is happy every day,”
said Wonka’s owner Kelly McMahon. “He helps people. He helps a lot of the dogs
at our rescue organization. He helps them when they’re sad, when they’re scared
and come from pretty tough backgrounds. He helps bring them out of their shell.
He helps bring them happiness and courage and know everything’s going to be

If you want to follow along with Wonka’s journey, Kelly is posting photos of each bucket list item they check off on Instagram.

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