'Home Depot Cart' dog, Ike, loses his fight with cancer - Dr. Marty Becker


‘Home Depot Cart’ dog, Ike, loses his fight with cancer

Monday, Apr 20th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

His story swept across the Internet when Ernesto Moran and Justin Wadman, two employees at a California Home Depot, crafted a cart to help 15-year-old dog Ike get around when cancer made it difficult for him to walk.

Now Ike’s free of pain, although he’s left a hole in the heart of his mom, Risa Feldman, whose visit to Home Depot that day started an unexpected groundswell of support and love for her beloved dog. She told ABC News she only asked for help in creating a cart herself when Moran and Wadman told her to let them build it for her.

I spoke with Risa, who told me she let Ike go last Tuesday. “I laid him down to sleep,” she said. “Over the ocean on a hilltop. Amongst some special friends. At sunset he was so content. But ready to go.”

Rest in peace, dear Ike. You had so many friends you never met, and we’ll all miss you!