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Man Takes Dog For One Last Walk

Ten-year-old Monty enjoyed exploring hills and walks all over Wales with his owner Carlos Fresco so, when the dog's leukaemia sadly returned, Carlos took him for one last expedition on his favourite walk.

The pair have visited the Brecon Beacons many times over the years, and have even summited the three peaks. But after becoming aware the labradoodle wasn’t very well, Carlos decided to return to the beacons, staying with friends in Brecon, so they could share one last journey together.

Carlos and Monty travelled up to the peak of Pen y Fan - where many walkers stopped to say hello and meet Monty, who was helped to the top with the aid of a wheelbarrow.

Monty passed away a couple of weeks after an 18-month battle with leukaemia. Carlos said: “I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy. But unfortunately his leukaemia returned eight weeks ago and he declined very rapidly. He loved hill walks and we improvised and took him on trips around the wonderful hills. Although he was weak he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well wishers."

“In fact total strangers asked if they could share in pushing Monty on his last journey - and many total strangers shed a tear as we all love dearly our little four-legged friends. That little guy touched so many lives. Made everyone he came into contact with smile and just take a moment to reflect how sometimes life’s not that bad."


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