For years, Kathleen Zuidema enjoyed her life in Friday Harbor, Washington, with her three dogs, the “Aussie Posse”. They loved growing up in this town on San Juan Island.
Then Zuidema received life-changing news: she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Her doctors recommended chemotherapy, although the cancer was terminal.
There would be no cure.
Instead of thinking about herself, Zuidema thought about her three beloved dogs. She knew that she had to find a home that would take all three of them together, a tall order before she became too ill to care for them.
So Zuidema posted a plea on her Facebook page, asking for help from the community to find the right home for Autumn Moon, Moka Luka, and young Finnegan.
“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My heart is breaking and I’m sobbing as I write this. As alot of you know I have been fighting cancer for about a year and a half and things are now progressing to the point where I need to secure a home for the posse.”
What Zuidema feared the most was that she wouldn’t be able to find someone willing to take all three dogs together.
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