Dog, subject of story that went viral, dies
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BAYFIELD - They captured hearts across the world last year. John Unger, who lives in Bayfield, Wisconsin, took his arthritic dog Schoep to Lake Superior to help ease the dog's pain.
A friend took a picture. It was posted online and the story went viral. It showed John holding Schoep in his arms in the water as the dog peacefully slept.
Donations poured in and John was able to afford treatment to keep the 19-year-old Shepherd mix alive, until now.
According to a Facebook page dedicated to Schoep, the dog has passed away.