Rescue dog working at hospice center dies of cancer

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Lola, a rescue dog working at Hospica Buffalo, died Wednesday. Photo credit: Kim Balduf @HospiceBuffalo

A rescue dog named Lola who found her forever home at a New York spice has died of cancer.

Hospice Buffalo announced Lola's passing via their Facebook page.

The English pitbull mix was adopted by the facility 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.

Hospice workers had considered taking turns bringing Lola to their own homes. But they decided it was better if she had one consistent place to her call her own.

Lola seemed to agree.

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

"Although she was with us for only 7 months she made a huge impression on our hearts and especially the heart of Kim Balduf. Kimmy opened her home to Lola and gave her a life no one would have ever imagined for her given her brutal beginnings," according to Hospice Buffalo on Facebook.

With the Associated Press