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Dog who got forever home thanks to a hospice dies of cancer

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — A rescued dog named Lola who got her forever home thanks to a New York hospice has died of cancer.

Hospice Buffalo confirmed Lola’s passing to WGRZ , which featured her story when workers at the facility took her in last November from a group called Joyful Rescues .

Lola, who was about 9 years old, was rescued from a high-kill shelter after spending much of her life as a breeder in a puppy mill.

The hospice staff decided Lola should sleep at one worker’s home — giving her an official mom — and then return to her work family each day.

The English bulldog mix spent her final months boosting staff morale and lapping up a constant stream of newfound love.

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Information from: WGRZ-TV, http://www.wgrz.com

The Associated Press