Saddened by the death of one of her patients and the placement of her dog in a shelter, the nurse decided to come to the aid of the dog. She welcomed him into her home with open arms to give him the opportunity to start a new life.
The death of a terminally ill patient was heartbreaking for Kim Still, the nurse who cared for her. The fate of the dog of this elderly lady worried her very much, because after the disappearance of the latter, he ended up in a shelter. The young woman wanted to do something for this four-legged bereaved.
Kim Still works at Northside Hospital Gwinnett located in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Southern USA). She recently took care of Jax’s owner, a Chihuahua cross. Seriously ill, she was at the end of her life and often confessed to a nurse.
These exchanges created a special bond between her and Kim Still. Before her death, she expressed concern for the fate of her faithful four-legged friend. “She didn’t have children. There was no family around her. All she had was a dog,” said the nurse in an interview.
When the woman died in the hospital, her family members came and placed Jax in an orphanage. Kim Still knew she couldn’t leave this here. “I was very afraid that he would not have a real chance and that he would end up being euthanized,” she says.
«One of the most affectionate dogs that can exist»
The nurse already had a dog, but she was willing to take a second one to save him. She did this by going to a foster family and signing adoption papers.
Thus, Jax was able to discover his new home and get to know his relative. » He is so cute. He is one of the most affectionate dogs,” she says of the Chihuahua mix.
For her, the memory of her late patient lives on through Jax. In addition, her presence every day reminds her why she chose to do this wonderful job; help your neighbor, in this case.