Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear a stethoscope around their necks. Indeed, vets and doctors, in general, play an essential role in securing both our lives and our pets’ lives.
Although most of their good deeds go announced, this dog dad didn’t pass up the chance to thank the vets who rescued his cancer-stricken pooch. And his version of saying thank you involves buying a six million dollar worth of Super Bowl ad!
David MacNeil, the founder and current CEO of WeatherTech, a car accessories company, has owned the Golden Retriever, Scout, for a couple of years now. He treats the pooch as a best friend and has been his companion through thick and thin.
That was why when he learned of the pup’s cancer at seven years old, he knew he didn’t want to give him up without a fight. So although he was told that Scout only had a 1% chance of living, he still tried and brought him to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.
Thankfully, the institution had the perfect treatment facilities for the pooch. His vet team administered advanced chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the pooch, along with immunotherapy sessions. A few months later, and Scout’s cancer in his heart is almost gone.
He still remains at the facility for further observation and treatment just to make sure the cancer will not revive itself. As a thank you for the vets who helped save Scout, David went on and made a Super Bowl Ad worth six million dollars.
The ad not only commended the School of Veterinary Medicine for a job well done but also encouraged people to donate and raise funds for the institution. The money will go to funding more advanced cancer researches and purchasing new equipment for the school.
David hopes that this will help the organization in saving more of our pets’ lives in the future. Watch the ad here.
Courtesy of WeatherTech