On October 1, the Miller family of Wilmington, NC received heartbreaking news. Their beloved 14-year-old Parson Russell Terrier, Jack has terminal cancer. But until his final day comes, the Millers have vowed to fill Jack‚Äôs days with fun and adventure. This weekend they checked a big item off his Bucket List with a ride in a police car ‚Äď plus plenty of extras courtesy of the Wilmington PD!
In addition to his exciting ride in Sergeant Lisa Kittrell‚Äôs police cruiser, Jack accompanied the officer on foot patrol through a local park, meeting with several local kids and dogs along the way.
Later, he visited¬†the Wilmington Police Department headquarters and the 911 center where the ladies showered him with affection. Jack‚Äôs new law enforcement pals even named him an honorary police K9 ‚Äď complete with his very own K9-Unit T-shirt!
Additional items on Jack‚Äôs Bucket List¬†include a big steak dinner, plenty of trips to the beach, a boat ride, a picnic at a park, and a visit to a petting zoo ‚Äď several of which have been checked off since Jeremy Miller shared Jack‚Äôs story on Facebook earlier this month.
‚ÄúThe outreach and support from the community has been pretty overwhelming and humbling to say the least,‚ÄĚ Miller told WECT News.
One community member took Jack on a boat ride to Masonboro Island, and another has offered to have the Millers visit her farm where Jack can meet the animals. Kevin Murphy with Ocean Cure even reached out to offer the pooch a complimentary surfing lesson!
The Millers are incredibly grateful to the Wilmington PD and everyone who has offered support and kind words. Jeremy Miller says Jack deserves the best in his time of need because he has always been there for the family.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs my brother. He‚Äôs my best friend. He‚Äôs gotten me through my darkest times,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs gotten a lot of us through our darkest times. But he doesn‚Äôt ask for anything. All he asks for is your love. That‚Äôs what it boils down to. He‚Äôs just, he‚Äôs everything. He‚Äôs our world.‚ÄĚ
You can continue to follow Jack‚Äôs Bucket List journey on Facebook.
Featured Images via Facebook/Jack Miller
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