WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather Whatever time Chester has left, it will be well spent. That’s the philosophy of Nicole Elliott, who recently adopted the terminally ill pooch from rescue group in Columbus, Georgia. The senior dog, who was given up by his owners to a kill shelter earlier this year, has cancer, and Elliott has […]

By Amy Jamieson
Updated July 07, 2015 06:00 PM
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Whatever time Chester has left, it will be well spent.

That’s the philosophy of Nicole Elliott, who recently adopted the terminally ill pooch from rescue group in Columbus, Georgia.

The senior dog, who was given up by his owners to a kill shelter earlier this year, has cancer, and Elliott has decided to make his last days his best ones yet, according to WTVM News.

“I slept on it, and woke up knowing it was the right thing to do,” she said. “I knew that it would be my responsibility to make his final days the best I could, to mine and his ability. I arrived before the shelter opened, and they let me in to get him. I fell in love the moment I saw him.”

In April, Ark Animals saved the dog from the kill shelter where he arrived in pretty bad shape. “They bathed him and shaved away all of the matted, dirty hair. They found a very large tumor on his side, and had it removed. Since then they have shown up all over his body,” she said.

It’s unclear how much time Chester has left, but judging by his Instagram feed, it’ll be filled with happiness – and treats!

There are Instagrams of the dog eating, riding in the car, playing in water and just generally being loved.

Elliott said she will euthanize Chester if the pain becomes too unbearable, but for now he seems to be comfortable.

“As long as we keep his pain at bay, and he keeps eating and drinking, then he will hopefully be home until the end,” she said.

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For now, she’ll continue to shower the dog with good times and share his doggy smiles with the world on Facebook (where his page has 35,000 likes) and Instagram.

“I am so overwhelmed with all of the love and support,” she said. “It has really brought this need to the light. I hope it helps other animals like Chester.”