Teddy The Therapy Dog dies, community shares impact
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Teddy was only 4 years old when his owner Bob Feuer adopted him from a farm in Benton County.
“The people had to find a new home for him and I got there the last day,” said Feuer. “He and I just clicked.”
From there Bob new Teddy was special. Teddy was very well known around the community for making pit stops at various places to put a smile on people’s faces.
“Everyday we were out,” said Feuer. “We went to Earhart School, we did Central Catholic, we did Aster Place, we did a whole bunch all over the area.”
On Tuesday Teddy was put down. The last event Teddy was a part of was a Relay 4 Life event 2 weeks ago.
“I hated to do it but I had to,” said Feuer. “He couldn’t walk, he was blind. He was a diabetic, we always gave him his shots on time and all of his meds.”
Manager for Volunteer Services at IU Health Arnett Cheryl Suter said Teddy will be greatly missed at the hospital.
“He would just bring such comfort whether it be to our staff or to our patients and their families. I would get requests, people would call “when’s Teddy going to be here,” said Suter.
Director for Development for Franciscan Health Foundation Jennifer Eberly said Teddy’s impact will live on.
“Even though Teddy might be gone,” said Eberly. “I think his memory still lives on. The message that he bought as far as just comforting people, we as people can take the way Teddy comforted others and still pass that along and do the same thing.”