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RIP Shoep 7/17/2013 - 07/20/2013
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 "I breathe but I can't catch my breath...Schoep passed yesterday."  Owner John Unger posted in a brief Facebook statement on Thursday. Shoep and John.Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota John took Shoep into Lake Superior every night to give him relief from his arthritis so that he could sleep.  John adopted Shoep as an abused 8 month old puppy. Shoep turned 20 June 15th. The image of Shoep sleeping in John's arms in the lake was taken by photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson  and went viral after she posted it on her Facebook page on August 1, 2012. It received over 2 million hits in just a week. Donations poured into Schoep's veterinarian, Dr. Erik Haukaas, for his care. "People out of the blue just wanted to donate some money to try and help this dog," Haukaas told the Ashland Daily Press. Eventually, the fund received more than $25,000 from as far away as Saudi Arabia, and Unger and Haukaas established the Schoep's Legacy Foundation to help low-income families pay for their pet's medical care.     John  and Shoep are laying on a Tempurpedic bed for donated to Schoep by an individual touched by the photo as John talks about how the photo of him and his then 19-year-old dog Schoep in Lake Superior has turned his life upside down and resulted in donations of money and items for Schoep's long-term treatment.  Photo by Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com   Below, the photo by  Hannah Sto...

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