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Broken hearts throughout Tiffin City Schools with the news of Kennedy the therapy dog passing away

Unexpected complications following surgery took the therapy dog's life.
Credit: WTOL 11

TIFFIN, Ohio — With heavy hearts, Tiffin City Schools announced the passing of Kennedy the therapy dog Sunday morning.

Earlier this month, school leaders asked for financial help for surgery for Kennedy, who was diagnosed with cancer.

The community came together to raise funds for the dog's treatment just six days after learning of Kennedy’s cancer diagnosis. The surgery went well and Kennedy went home.

On Sunday morning Kennedy was taken to the MedVet Emergency where it was discovered he had unexpected complications and died as a result of those. This came as a shock to all, especially the handlers Trisha and Suzanne.

Our hearts are broken, as we said goodbye to Kennedy, the school therapy dog, Sunday morning. Kennedy was taken to...

Posted by Tiffin City Schools on Monday, July 26, 2021

Kennedy served the Tiffin community as a therapy dog for eight years.

Tiffin City Schools will have a celebration of Kennedy’s life and will announce more information on that event on their Facebook page.